Adam Heron was born in Hong Kong in 1999. At the age of seven he was awarded with a scholarship to join Gloucester Cathedral Choir, directed by Adrian Partington. From 2012 until 2017 he studied at the Wells Cathedral School with Richard Ormrod and Hilary Coates. Adam is currently a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in the class of Christopher Elton, and he has enjoyed numerous successes at both national and international competitions. He won the Irish Heritage Music Award 2017, following a performance at Wigmore Hall, London. He was unanimously awarded first prize at the Junior Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition 2017, and was selected to perform in the category final of BBC Young Musician 2018. He holds the titles of both Gloucestershire Young Musician 2016 and Taunton Young Musician 2016, and is a laureate of the Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in Newcastle. Recently he played works by Balakirev and Scriabin at the residence of the British Ambassador in Kiev, Ukraine, and he also toured Hong Kong with the acclaimed cellist Jamie Walton. Closer to home, Adam has performed at The Cheltenham Music Festival, The Elgar Room, and The Bath Pump Rooms where he showcased his own compositions for violin and piano.
He was recently invited to perform Mozart Piano Concerto K. 271 with the Chineke! Orchestra, directed by the American conductor Jonathon Heyward. He has received masterclasses from several eminent figures, such as Stephen Hough, John Lill, and Imogen Cooper, and was recently offered a recording contract with the KNS Classical label. Adam is very grateful to be supported generously by the Hattori Foundation.