Baroque Viola / Viola da Gamba / Viola d’amore
巴洛克中提琴 / 低音古提琴 / 柔音提琴
Lam is one of the numbered baroque string players in Hong Kong. As a viola da gamba player, Lam was the first local Hong Kong solo viola da gamba player to perform the Bach St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion. Lam was invited for various solo performances in different cities, such as Otaru (Hokkaido), Tokyo, Shanghai, etc. Lam also attended various local and international baroque masterclass by José Vázquez, Yukimi Kambe, Jonathan Manson, Phantasm, Jérome Hantaï, Rainer Zipperling, Vittorio Ghielmi, Paolo Pandolfo, etc.
Recently, Lam completed his master degree on the viola da gamba, studying with Mieneke van der Velden and Josh Cheatham at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Currently, Lam is studying the baroque viola with Veronika Skuplik at University of Arts Bremen (the first institute in Germany to offer a complete course of study in Historically Informed Music Practice).
Since his first studies on the modern viola, Lam was already enthusiastic about historical performances. Lam studied Historical Music Practice with the Academy Early Music Ensemble coached by Benedict Cruft and Dr. Shane Leveque while he studied the modern viola at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Since 2012 Lam has been promoting early music in Hong Kong with the Early Music Society of Hong Kong (formed by Lam and his colleagues). In July 2017, the Society was invited to Shanghai to give a week of concerts and demonstrations. The Society has been collaborating with different choral groups in various baroque concerts in Hong Kong, including the Handel Messiah, Bach St. John Passion, etc. Lam also taught viola da gamba in Baroque Music Performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.