Triangle media's “Global artist of the Year” nominee Adam Khan was born in Seven Sisters, Neath, South Wales. After his first recital at 15 he was described in the press as “One of Britain’s most promising young musicians”.

Adam has given recitals and masterclasses at prestigious venues and festivals all over the world including “The Guitar festival of Great Britain” in Chichester, The Abu Dhabi international series in the Gulf, “Entrecuerdas” in Chile, The Delhi international festival in India, Cumbre de Guitarra in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Dundee international guitar festival in Scotland, Saratoga arts series in New York, ICPNA festival in Lima, Peru, “European encounters” in La Paz, Bolivia. Guitar perspectives festival in Melbourne, Australia.

Adam has also performed in Germany, Italy, Portugal, France, Switzerland, China, Holland, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Romania, India, Kuwait, Qatar and Ecuador. Adam has performed with a variety of Orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Royal Philharmonic,The Allegri string quartet, Lima Chamber orchestra, The Brunel Orchestra. He performed with mezzo Leslie Garrett at the Barbican in London and with the Opera Babes in Rome and Lisbon.

  • “Un grand maestro de la Guitarra”El Diario, Bolivia
  • “Khan emerges as a strong and dynamic player”Paul Fowles
  • “He plays excellently bringing the music to life and showing the brilliance of the compositions”Classical guitar magazine
  • “Un grand maestro de la Guitarra”El Diario, Bolivia
  • “Like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation”The Overgrown path
  • “His Bach was most convincing and his South American repertoire left me in no doubt of his ability to cross musical boundaries”Gulf news, Dubai

Adam was born in Seven Sisters, Neath, South Wales. After his first recital at 15 he was described in the press as “One of Britain’s most promising young musicians”. He studied in Oxford under British guitarist Raymond Burley and in London with composer John W. Duarte. He also spent a great deal of time studying overseas with Cuban Guitarist/Composer Leo Brouwer and in extensive masterclasses with Roberto Aussel and Eduardo Fernandez.

Adam was a prize winner and finalist in several international competitions including 2nd prize in the “Citta de Cortemilia” competition in Turin and the Brescianello prize in Savona. He was a finalist in the Stotsenberg competition in Malibu, Los Angeles, The Simoni Salmasso competition in Pisa and in Bucharest, Romania.


His début solo recording “A day in November” for Dinmore records has received great critical acclaim and radio airplay around the world. It includes music by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer as well as works by Argentine Maximo Diego Pujol and Roland Dyens. His most recent solo recording “For the Delight of Shiva” explores the darker side of the guitar with music of an Indian flavour by Carey Blyton and works by Adam's former teachers John W. Duarte and Leo Brouwer. He has recorded two discs in Buenos Aires with guitarist Luis Orias Diz as the “Welsh-Argentine Guitar duo” concentrating on Folk and classical works from these two countries including specially commissioned works by Stephen Goss and Dafydd Bullock. He has also recorded a CD of music for Guitar and Violin with renowned Violinist Michael Bochmann.

Chamber Music

As well as performing as a soloist Adam has collaborated on many chamber music projects and frequently performs with an array of musical partners including Julian Rowlands (Bandoneon), Michael Bochmann (Violin), John Bacon (Tenor), Jeremy Little (Percussion), Clarissa Payne (Flute), Luis Orias Diz (Guitar).