Austin LAM (cello)
Born in Hong Kong in March 2008, Austin is a Grade 5 student at the German Swiss International School. He started learning cello at 5 and was admitted to the HKAPA Junior Programme double major in cello and composition, taught by Dr Letty Poon, receiving master classes from Prof. Lynn Harrell, Andrew Shulman and Artem Konstantinov, among others.
Austin is the recipient of several awards and prizes:
- First Prize in the Diploma Group of Young Musicians Competition (2017).
- First Prize in the Children’s Cello Division, the 3rd HK Int. Music Festival (2016).
- First prize in each of three categories of Cello division in the 11th Zhong Xin HK Int. Music Competition (2016).
- Third prize, Strings Competition, School of Music of the San Diego State University (2016).
Austin made his debut with the China HK Youth Symphony Orchestra at the HK City Hall Concert Hall (Sep. 2017) and has given numerous concerts at the HK Academy of Performing Arts. He is the principal cellist of the HK Camerata Strings.
今年9歲, 就讀於德瑞國際學校五年級, 五歲開始學大提琴, 現於香港演藝學院主修作曲與大提琴, 師承潘穎芝博士。於2016第三屆香港國際音樂節兒童大提琴組第一名, 2016年於美國聖地牙哥喝彩！國際音樂節並於音樂節比賽(15歲以下)獲季軍。2017中新香港國際音樂比賽三個組別冠軍。2017年全港青年音樂大賽文憑組冠軍。2016, 2017獲邀與中國香港青年交響樂團於香港大會堂演出。