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.
Katharine studied at Birmingham Conservatoire as a pupil of Malcolm Wilson. She graduated with the highest performance award, DPS (Mus Perf) and, during her time as a student, won numerous prizes and scholarships.
Katharine is a pianist with an interest in a wide and diverse repertoire. She has undertaken many different projects including performing new piano music and community outreach performances. In a piano duo with Duncan Honeybourne she has given recitals throughout Britain and in Switzerland, including the Delius and Ireland and Skryabin and the Russians festivals in Birmingham.
Katharine has broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and various BBC local Radio stations. She has produced two solo piano CDs featuring music ranging from Chopin to Chick Corea and Rzewski. Her recording with Duncan Honeybourne of the Sonata for Two Pianos by Andrew Downes will be released on the EM Records label in 2017.
Much of Katharine’s time is now spent as a teacher, educator and adjudicator. In 2008 she 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 teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students and gives a course of lectures on Piano Pedagogy.