Mariam Adam, a native of Monterey, California has become an internationally distinguished clarinetist and chamber musician. A founding member of the Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet, Imani Winds, she has maintained an active international touring schedule for over 12 years performing at venues from Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center to Paris' La Villette. A pillar in the chamber music community, they have been instrumental in audience development, innovative programming and the resurgence of the wind quintet while being in constant demand as performers and educators.
Chosen to be one of the last students of legendary clarinetist, Rosario Mazzeo, Ms. Adam swiftly developed a busy career on the west coast soloing with the Sacramento Symphony, Monterey County Symphony, the Eastman Music Summer Festival and touring internationally with the Monterey Jazz Festival jazz ensembles often as the drummer.
Since moving to New York to pursue graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music, she has since performed with Chamber Music Lincoln Center, Prussia Cove Festival in England, 92nd St. Y, Rockport Music Festival, Chenango Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, La Jolla Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Carnegie’s Weil recital hall as well as collaborations with such artists as Paquito D'Rivera ,David Shifrin, the Pacifica String Quartet, Chamber Music Lincoln Center and the Cologne Philharmonic.
In 2010 she started the AdZel Duo with Stephanie Zelnick, clarinetist, performing works celebrating their combined heritage from the middle east. Ms. Adam can be heard on any of Imani Winds’ six albums on the Koch Classics/E1 label.