Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Professor of musical arts, lecturer at the University of Salford in Manchester in the UK and at The Music Academy in Gdańsk in Poland. Over many years, Adam has enjoyed a spectacular career as a solo instrumentalist. His status is recognised by world-famous musicians such as Al Di Meola, Tommy Emmanuel, and Biréli Lagrène – who invite him to participate in joint concerts. He also performs with renowned Polish classical/jazz music artists: Ewa Bem, Janusz Olejniczak, Leszek Możdżer, and Krzesimir Dębski.

In 2017, The Polish National Radio released his album Palm-istry. The album received overwhelmingly positive reviews internationally and its premiere was held in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio, Warsaw.

His next album, ‘Adam Palma Meets Chopin’ (2019), was the first album to present Chopin’s pieces in arrangements for the acoustic guitar. When the album was released, Adam became the first Polish guitarist to be featured on the covers of renowned guitar magazines in Germany (Akustik Gitarre), Italy (Chitarra Acustica). The Chicago Tribune recognised Adam’s excellence and placed his album among the 10 most important jazz albums of the first half of 2020.

In 2020 Adam was awarded the Bronze ‘Gloria Artist’ for his contributions to Polish culture and a professorship by Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland.

His new album‘Second Life’ is the first-ever entire album feat. acoustic guitar & string. Adam is accompanied by one of the greatest chamber orchestras of our times, The Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio AMADEUS, led by famous conductor, Agnieszka Duczmal.

‘Chopin in Palma’s vision on guitar is highly unusual in the best sense both sonically and beautiful! Whoever said Chopin is limited to the piano? Here Adam Palma takes a courageous leap forward to expand his interpretation with an instrument never before associated with a composer like Chopin! A dedicated work of passion! Bravo!’ – Al Di Meola

‘Second Life’ is the first-ever full-length album featuring acoustic guitar & string orchestra.

Acoustic guitarist, Adam Palma, is accompanied by one of the greatest chamber orchestras of our times, The Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio AMADEUS, led by famous conductor, Agnieszka Duczmal. All the arrangements have been written by Adam Palma and the album was orchestrated by the outstanding Polish film score composer Krzesimir Debski. On this album, classical music and jazz are magnificently intertwined against the distinctive harmony of the acoustic guitar and string orchestra.

Adam Palma performs in below options:

  1. Solo 
    Adam Palma (acoustic guitar)
  2. Duo
    Adam Palma (acoustic guitar) and percussionist
  3. Septet
    Adam Palma (acoustic guitar), percussionist and string quintet (Vln 1, Vln 2, Vl, Vc, Cb)
  4. Chamber orchestra 
    Adam Palma (acoustic guitar), percussion, chamber string orchestra and conductor (20-24 musicians).
    This could feature AMADEUS Chamber Orchestra of The Polish Radio or any local string orchestra.
  5. Adam Palma and a guest (the music of Frederic Chopin, jazz standards, originals)
    Adam Palma (acoustic guitar), percussion, guests (pianist, singer or other instrumentalist – could be a classical or jazz musician)- also possible with an orchestra or a string quintet.

Each of above contains songs from his previous albums:

– (2017) Palm_istry 

– (2019) Adam Palma Meets Chopin

– (2022) Second Life  

 New original compositions

– Jazz standards 


‘Adam Palma manages that rare thing – to combine stunning musicianship with listener enjoyment.
While the playing is never short of jaw-dropping it’s also full of wit and the feeling that the guitarist is actually enjoying himself.  It’s an infectious combination’ – Guitar Techniques (UK)  

‘Very successful, very special, very good’ – Akustik Gitarre (DE)  

‘Beautifully melodic, wistful and technically brilliant’ – Guitarist (UK)

“Virtuosity, elegance and sophisticated musicality” – The Polish National Radio (PL) 

‘Between the amazing playing of Adam, the beautiful orchestration, and the excellent composition,
Second Life became a masterpiece’ – Fingerstyle Guitar Journal (USA)  

‘Chopin in Palma’s vision on guitar is highly unusual in the best sense both sonically and beautiful!
A dedicated work of passion! Bravo!‘ – Al Di Meola 

‘Full of fresh ideas, new grooves, and sparkling guitar playing! GET IT !!!‘- Tommy Emmanuel CGP



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