Tim-wai Lam

viola da gamba

Lam is one of the numbered viola da gamba and viola d’amore players in Hong Kong. Lam was the first local Hong Kong solo viola da gamba player to perform J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

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 masterclasses by José Vázquez, Yukimi Kambe, Jonathan Manson, Phantasm, Jérome Hantaï, Rainer Zipperling, etc

Lam completed the Master of Music Degree [Performance] programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lam studied Baroque Music Practice with the Academy Early Music Ensemble coached by Benedict Cruft and Dr. Shane Levesque. Since 2012 Lam has been promoting early music in Hong Kong with the group, the Early Music Society of Hong Kong [formed by Lam and his colleagues]. In early 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’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, etc. Currently, Lam teaches viola da gamba in Baroque Music Performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Tim-wai Lam debuted at PRISM Chamber Music Festival in 2018 with Song Is Being, performing works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, E.J. de La Guerre, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi.