Piano Tutor & Pedagogy Lecturer
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Katharine Lam has performed across the UK as recitalist, concerto-soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. In March 2003 she made her London recital debut at Leighton House, Kensington and in May 2004 she appeared as soloist with the CBSO at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, playing Constant Lambert’s Rio Grande.
The Birmingham Post has described her playing, as having “glittering panache and terrific aplomb.” She has worked with conductors such as Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Lucas and Edwin Roxburgh.
She is a pianist with an interest in a wide and diverse repertoire. She has undertaken many different projects including performing and premiering new piano music and community outreach performances. In 2011 she undertook training for the Integra teaching pilot and was part of the Conservatoire Integra team in Valencia at the AEC conference (Association Européenne des Conservatoires) Integra is an International project, which is seeking to develop live electronic music.
Katharine has formed a piano duo with pianist, Duncan Honeybourne. In addition to many recitals across the country, they performed as part of the Conservatoire’s Delius and Ireland festival in 2013 and the Skryabin and the Russians festival in 2015. In Spring 2016 they will travel to Switzerland to perform a selection of piano duets by British composers.
Katharine has broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and various BBC local Radio stations. She has produced two solo piano CDs, available from itunes and amazon.co.uk, featuring music ranging from Chopin to Chick Corea and Rzewski.
In 2008 Katharine joined the piano faculty at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was made an Honorary member in 2011 for her work in music and music education. She is a very keen and enthusiastic teacher, educator and examiner. She teaches Conservatoire students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and also Birmingham University students and Conservatoire Junior Department pupils. Katharine is the Conservatoire’s Piano Pedagogy Tutor and runs a programme of classes for undergraduate students.