Pronounced a "real talent" by the Wall Street Journal, 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. Recently returned after two decades in New York, Andrea has played venues from Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center to the Sydney Opera House, with works from Bach, Mozart and Schumann to Aaron Jay Kernis, Matthew Hindson and Nigel Westlake.
Current season engagements include concertos with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras with conductors Sir Donald Runnicles and Jaime Martín, Sydney Opera House’ Utzon Music Series, Adelaide Festival in both Chamber Landscapes and the Ngapa William Cooper Project composed by Lior and Nigel Westlake (commissioned by UKARIA and Finding Our Voice). In 2022, Andrea toured nationally for Musica Viva Australia performing Bach’s Goldberg Varations, performed as soloist with the Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, as pianist alongside renowned baritone Bo Skovhus at Sydney Opera House and as solo pianist for Musica Viva, Melbourne Recital Centre, Phoenix Central Park (Sydney) and Sydney Opera House’ International Piano Day.
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, with cellist Matt Haimovitz (Pentatone Oxingale), and as part of New York’s acclaimed Claremont Trio. Pianist for violinist Emily Sun on the ARIA-nominated album Nocturnes (ABC Classics), Andrea most recently recorded solo piano works by Matthew Hindson, due for 2023/2024 release.