Andrea Lam joins the ASQ for its Dunkeld Festival of Music
Pronounced a “real talent” by the Wall Street Journal, New York-based pianist Andrea Lam is earning consistent acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician for her “great style and thrilling virtuosity” (Sydney Morning Herald). A frequent guest at major US venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Australia’s Sydney Opera House, Andrea’s performances are noted internationally for her “melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence” (The Australian).
Andrea Lam was a Semifinalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, prizewinner in the 2010 Astral Artists Auditions, Silver Medalist in the 2009 San Antonio Piano Competition, winner of the ABC’s ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Award in the Keyboard section, the ABC Quest Competition Viewers’ Choice Award, the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and the Yale Woolsey Hall Competition.
Making her orchestral debut at age 13 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, since then Andrea has given over seventy performances with orchestras in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. Performing with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Alan Gilbert, Edo de Waart, Michael Christie, and Wing-sie Yip, orchestras include the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, all the major Australian symphony orchestras (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, West Australian, Tasmanian), Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Auckland Philharmonia and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras (NZ). ABC Classics recently released her soloist recordings of two Mozart concertos with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Milton.
A regular guest of festivals such as Musica Viva’s Huntington Estate and Sydney Festival in Australia, and the Yellow Barn, and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in the USA, she has collaborated with artists including cellist Matt Haimovitz, the Takacs Quartet, Ani Kavafian, and the Australian String Quartet.
Recent engagements include as soloist with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mendelssohn), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Mozart), and Australian Youth Orchestra (Chopin); Chelsea Music Festival (New York) and concerts and a recording with renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz, the Claremont Trio, and in Australia for Melbourne Recital Centre, Monash Academy of Performing Arts, and concerts in the USA at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), Brandywine Museum (PA), Sun Valley Artists Series (ID), and Bryn Mawr (PA). In 2019 Andrea’s Australian dates include in recital and as soloist with Canberra Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov) and at Darwin Entertainment Centre. 2018 also saw the release on Pentatone Oxingale, composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ First Club Date, recorded with Matt Haimovitz. A keen chamber musician, Andrea is also pianist of the New York City-based Claremont Trio. Described by Strad Magazine as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups”, their recently released Beethoven disc for Bridge received universal acclaim. Deeply committed to commissioning composers of their generation, they have premiered works by Sean Shepherd, Helen Grime, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Judd Greenstein.
Andrea holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. A native of Sydney, Australia, Andrea was featured in two nationally televised programs, including Andrea’s Concerto, documenting her life as a young pianist and her performance of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.