A 2019 recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists and "remarkable and insightful musician" (LA Times) "joyfully rocking out at his keyboard" (New York Times), pianist Adam Tendler is a recognized interpreter of living and modern composers. A pioneer of DIY culture in classical music, between 2005 and 2006 Tendler performed in all fifty United States as part of a grassroots recital tour he called America 88x50, which became the subject of his memoir, 88x50
, a Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and Lambda Literary Award nominee. A presence in all new music and classical genres as a concert soloist, recording artist, speaker and educator, Tendler has also performed the complete major piano works of Aaron Copland and collaborates with the John Cage Trust and Edition Peters in presenting Cage’s work internationally. In 2019 he released the album Robert Palmer: Piano Music
on New World Records, and published his second book, tidepools.