Adam Maalouf is a performer, composer, and educator. As both a world percussionist and Cellist, Adam produces his own music live and in the studio that is inspired by musical genius from around the globe. This unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles.
Adam has had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s greatest names in percussion such as Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Glen Velez (Frame Drum), Michael Burritt (Marimba),River Guerguerian (multi-perc), Rohan Krishnamurthy (South-Indian perc), and Bob Moses (drum-set) to name a few. In 2013, Adam discovered the Handpan while performing in Asheville, NC. Ever since, Adam’s efforts have been directed at creating new music and approaches for teaching this instrument , as well as bringing the instrument into new musical combinations with musicians from around the globe.
As a collaborator, Adam has worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians, including The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, the National Arabic Orchestra, Farah Siraj, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars, The Gil Evan’s Centennial Project and with many other musicians and projects.
Adam has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in his hometown of NYC and has performed on 4 different continents. Through performance, Adam shares his music to a wide range of venues and audiences.
As an active teacher and proponent of percussion music, Adam has been a crucial force in the organization of the original Asheville Percussion Festival and currently teaches and holds retreats regularly in the NYC area.