ADAM MAHONSKE holds his Doctorate in piano (with honors) from the University of Maryland where he worked with pianist Rita Sloan. He earned his Master's degree (with honors) in piano from Indiana University where he was a student of Menahem Pressler, founding pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio. Since moving to Baltimore, he has taught at University of Maryland (Baltimore County), the Baltimore School for the Arts, and is currently on the full time music faculty at Morgan State University. He has appeared as pianist and chamber player in recitals in New York, Washington, Baltimore, Toronto, and Montreal, including concerts at the Kennedy Center, the Meyerhoff, the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery, the Roerich Museum, many Washington embassies, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Res Musica, Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Gallery 409, St. John's Concert Series, the Park School, Ethel's Place, Peabody Conservatory, George Washington University, Catholic University, Towson State University, Villa Julie College, University of Maryland and the Endless Mountain Music Festival. He has collaborated with many of this region’s finest musicians including concerts with the principal string players from the Baltimore Symphony. For 10 years, he collaborated with cellist Bonnie Thron, now principal cellist with the North Carolina Symphony. From 2004 – 2009, he was the artistic director of the Baltimore based chamber music concert series, Music in the Great Hall. Mr. Mahonske has also played piano and celeste with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.