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Adam Summer School Alumni Spotlight – Liam Wooding

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

The Adam Summer School has provided string players and pianists from across New Zealand and beyond with the opportunity to learn from the very best. Up to 25 students are chosen each year to fully immerse themselves in intensive coaching and masterclasses, culminating in two finale concerts at the stunning Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

In anticipation of the 28th annual Adam Summer School in 12-20 February 2022, we decided to catch up with a few of our alumni to see what they're up to now and how the summer school has impacted their career. Click here to read our Q&A with fellow alumni: Davina Shum, Ben Booker, and Arna Morton.


Liam Wooding, pianist

Years Attended: 2013, 2014, 2018

Liam Wooding looking down at the tablet he's holding with two hands, wearing a dark denim t-shirt, standing in front of a pale lime background.
Photo from Liam's first trip to the Banff Centre in 2018

Liam Wooding is one of New Zealand’s leading emerging pianists. A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music, Liam studied with Timothy Young, supported by a Creative New Zealand scholarship. Recent appearances include the Auckland Arts Festival, Wakatipu Music Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, and University of Western Australia. Currently based in Perth, Australia, Liam manages a busy performance schedule.

Who or what motivated you to apply for the Adam Summer School?

It looked like a lot of fun and I wanted to get stuck into some chamber mus