Macau pianist, Ieng-Ieng Lam has made frequent solo appearances with the Macao Orchestra and Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra since her concerto debut with the Macao Orchestra at the age of 14. In 2000, she was invited to perform XingHai Xian’s Yellow River Concerto with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in the presence of China’s leading officials and foreign dignitaries. Her European tour with MYSO in 2010 put her on international stages in Portugal, Italy and Germany. Her acclaimed performance of Franck’s Variations Symphonique at the Berlin Koncerthaus was described as “absolutely wonderful” by the Berliner Morgenpost.
A recent graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Lam has studied with esteemed teachers in Asia and North America, including Gabriel Kwok at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Professor William Heiles at University of Illinois. She also studied chamber music under artists such as the Pacifica String Quartet, and cellists Suren Bagratuni and Ko Iwasaki.
As the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Dr. Lam has served as a teaching assistant of both undergraduate and graduate piano courses at University of Illinois, as well as piano instructor of Piano Laboratory Program. She has also been on teaching positions in community outreach programs in Champaign and Chicago. Since 2005, she has been actively involved with the Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp.
A chamber music enthusiast, Dr. Lam is in demand as a collaborative artist in the UIUC saxophone studio and beyond. In 2009 she collaborated with Professor Debra Richtmeyer in the premiere of Hillary Tann’s “In the first, spinning place” at the 15th World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Their subsequent recording of the piece was featured on the CD: World Without Words: Debra Richtmeyer and the University of Illinois Saxophone Studio. She was also appointed as official collaborative pianist for 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance national conference.