Born in Hong Kong, Evelyn Wing-Yan Lam began piano studies at age 7. Before moving to the States, Ms. Lam won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals and other competitions while studying with Vivian Wai Cheng. In 2010, Evelyn toured as soloist with the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, performing the Yellow River Piano Concerto. In Hong Kong, Evelyn also performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with the orchestra.
In 2009, Ms. Lam was accepted to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she earned her B.M. (’13) and M.M. (’15) in Piano Performance and Literature in the studio of Natalya Antonova. In 2010, Ms. Lam received the Honors Chamber Award from Eastman. In 2013, she was awarded Eastman’s Henry Cobos Endowed Piano Prize for exceptional achievement in piano study and performance. In 2014, Ms. Lam was one of six finalists in the piano competition at the Chautauqua Institution. She made her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2015 after receiving the second prize in the American Protégé International Competition.
As a recipient of the graduate teaching assistantship at Eastman, Ms Lam taught undergraduate piano classes and served as the studio assistant to Natalya Antonova. Ms. Lam currently teaches at the Eastman Community Music School.
An active soloist, teacher, and collaborative pianist, Ms. Lam gives outreach recitals at schools, senior homes, churches, and the George Eastman House. Ms. Lam is the studio pianist for the Lauren Haley Studios in Houston, Texas, collaborating with and mentoring LHS young musicians.
In 2016, Ms. Lam traveled to South Africa and Zimbabwe with the non-profit organization Music Inspire Africa, where she taught and performed at local churches, schools and orphanages.
Ms. Lam is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music.