Adam Zsolt Szokolay won the Sari Biro Memorial Award in 2007, at the age of eleven. Born in Budapest to a celebrated family of musicians, he was only four years old when he began his piano studies, under his mother's direction, at the Ferenc Farkas Music School in the city of Eger. Two years later, he became a student of
Tunde Aszalos in Budapest.

At the age of nine, Adam was accepted in the Franz Liszt Music Academy’s Preparatory Class of Extraordinarily Gifted Children. Here, his teachers were Gabor Eckhart and Gyongyi Kevehazi. In 2006, he began receiving support from the MOL New Europe Foundation. In 2007, his outstanding musicianship was acknowledged with the
Sari Biro Memorial Award. He then went on to win numerous national and international piano competitions.

Also in 2007, Adam won the French pianist and composer Michel Sogny scholarship given by the Sos Talents Foundation, and he has been a member of the Foundation since that time. Two of Adam’s concerts, in Paris and in Vilnius, were televised. He made his debut solo recital in 2009 at the Budapest Spring Festival.

In 2010, Adam was invited to perform at an event honoring the well-known Hungarian pianist and conductor Tamas Vasary. Also that year, Adam won First Prize and the Jury Prize in the Zagreb International Piano Competition.

In January 2011, he played a solo recital in Eger, and in the summer of 2011 he will
play a recital at the Zemplen Festival as a result of winning the Grand Prize of the Crescendo Summer Academy in Sarospatak in 2010.