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), Chelsea Music Festival (USA) with works from Bach, Schumann and Chopin to Aaron Jay Kernis, Lilya Ugay, and Nigel Westlake.
Recent engagements include New York’s Chelsea Music Festival, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Melbourne Recital Centre, Monash University and as soloist with the Melbourne and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Australian Youth Orchestra. 2020/21 performances included Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House’s International Piano Day livestream, Chelsea Music Festival (including the world premiere of Glyndebourne composer-in-residence, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade), with Australian String Quartet at Dunkeld Festival (VIC), and soloist with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, and Canberra Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis; for Musica Viva, Sanguine Estate Music Festival and Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. The 2022 season includes soloist engagements with Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, regional and national touring for Musica Viva, and solo and chamber performances for Melbourne Recital Centre, UKARIA Cultural Centre, Musica Viva Tasmania, Blackheath Chamber Music Festival and Hayllar Music Tours’ ‘The Art of Mozart’ Chamber Music Weekend in Queensland.
A keen chamber musician, Andrea also performs and records extensively as pianist of New York’s acclaimed Claremont Trio. Andrea Lam was a Semifinalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, Silver Medalist in the 2009 San Antonio Piano Competition, and winner of the ABC’s ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Award in the Keyboard section, and the Yale Woolsey Hall Competition. She holds degrees from both the Yale, and the Manhattan Schools of Music. Recordings include Mozart concerti with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and for Huntington Festival’s commemorative album (ABC Classics) and with renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz (Pentatone Oxingale). Andrea also features as pianist on Nocturnes, violinist Emily Sun’s critically acclaimed ARIA-nominated album for ABC Classics, earning a rare 5 star review in The Australian.