Andrea Lam


Andrea Lam

Pronounced a "real talent" by the Wall Street Journal, New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam performs with orchestras and leading conductors in Australasia, Japan, China and the United States, including the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and all major Australian symphony orchestras. From New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Sydney Opera House, she has played for Sydney Festival, Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival (Australia), Orford Festival (Canada), and Chelsea Music Festival (USA) with works from Bach, Schumann and Chopin to Aaron Jay Kernis, Lilya Ugay, and Nigel Westlake.

Most recently, Andrea toured nationally for Musica Viva Australia performing Bach’s Goldberg Varations, and played concerto soloist engagements with the Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. She performed as pianist alongside renowned baritone Bo Skovhus at the Sydney Opera House and as solo pianist in regional concerts for Musica Viva, for Melbourne Recital Centre, Phoenix Central Park (Sydney) and Blackheath Chamber Music Festival, as well as for Sydney Opera House’ 2022 International Piano Day livestream.

In 2023, Andrea performs concertos with Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras with conductors Sir Donald Runnicles and Jaime Martín, and features in Adelaide Festival in both the Chamber Landscapes weekend curated by Paavali Jumppanen, and the Ngapa William Cooper Project, commissioned by UKARIA and Finding Our Voice, composed by Lior and Nigel Westlake and performed with the Australian String Quartet. Andrea also performs for the Sydney Opera House’ Utzon Music Series, Newcastle and Sanguine Estate Music Festivals, with the Australia Ensemble at UNSW, in recital at Elder Hall (Adelaide) with violinist Emily Sun, alongside several regional concerts. In 2022 Andrea toured Bach’s Goldberg Varations nationally for Musica Viva Australia, performed as soloist with the Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and as pianist alongside baritone Bo Skovhus at Sydney Opera House, along with numerous solo concerts and masterclasses in regional and metropolitan centres.

A keen chamber musician, Andrea was pianist of New York’s acclaimed Claremont Trio from 2010 - 2020. Other recent engagements include New York’s Chelsea Music Festival, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as soloist with the Melbourne and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Australian Youth Orchestra, with tenor Andrew Goodwin, and as guest of the Australian String Quartet at Dunkeld Festival.

The Australian and described as “a winner on every count” (Sydney Morning Herald), Andrea has recently recorded solo piano works by Matthew Hindson, due for 2024 release.  


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