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Matthew Lam (Piano)

Born in Hong Kong, Matt is a Master's student at the Royal Northern College of music in Manchester, studying under the tutelage of Ashley Wass. He has recently graduated from Royal Northern College of Music with first class honours, having studied with Jeremy Young and Professor Frank Wibaut. Matt has played for professional pianists such as Phillipe Cassard, Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Kathy Stott. He has been actively performing at local venues and has recently given recitals in Kronberg ,Bad Homburg and Alfriston as part of the Alfriston Summer Music Festival. Recent competition success include 1st prize of the 5th Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition Advanced category and 3rd prize in the 3rd Enkor International Music Competition.

Matt works closely with student composer Michael Brailey and has performed a number of Brailey's works, including a premiere of Brailey's piano concerto with RNCM Brand New Orchestra. Aside from solo playing, Matt is also a passionate chamber musician and orchestral pianist and has performed with numerous ensembles. Recent highlights include playing at the Royal Festival Hall with London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts.

Matt is generously supported by FW Wright Piano Scholarship.

Earlier Event: 5 October
Brighouse and Rastrick Band