Katharine Lam has established a distinguished profile throughout the UK and abroad as recitalist, concerto-soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Following her London recital debut in 2003, she made her debut as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2004 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Birmingham Post praised her playing for its “glittering panache and terrific aplomb. Definitely the highlight of the evening.”
Katharine’s subsequent career has included concerto appearances at major venues with conductors including Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Lucas and Edwin Roxburgh. Her solo recitals throughout Britain have featured a wide and diverse repertoire, including contemporary piano music. She has performed a broad range of chamber music with various distinguished artists, and has appeared in major festivals and innovative community outreach projects. In a piano duo with Duncan Honeybourne she has given recitals throughout Britain and in Switzerland, including many music societies and clubs, a recital of English works in Bern and appearances in the Delius and Ireland and Skryabin and the Russians festivals in Birmingham.
Katharine has made several broadcasts as a solo pianist for the BBC, and has produced two solo piano CDs reflecting her wide-ranging repertoire and featuring music ranging from Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy to Gershwin, Chick Corea and Frederic Rzewski. Her recent recording with Duncan Honeybourne of the Sonata for Two Pianos by Andrew Downes was released on the EM Records label earlier this year.
Born in Leicester, Katharine studied at Birmingham Conservatoire with Malcolm Wilson, winning numerous prizes and scholarships. She graduated with First Class Honours and the highest performance award, the Diploma in Professional Studies in Performance. In 2011 she was elected an honorary member of the Conservatoire in recognition of her work in music and music education.
Katharine is a distinguished music educator and a sought-after adjudicator nationwide. In 2008 she joined the piano faculty at Birmingham Conservatoire, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students and gives a course of lectures on Piano Pedagogy.
Concordia International Piano Course
Cheltenham College 14th to 18th April 2019