Michael Lam was born in Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor Degree at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lam has studied singing with Cheng Yuk Man, Gerald Hon and is currently under the guidance of David Quah. Due to his excellence of work, Lam has received a number of scholarships from the HKAPA, including Hong Kong Welsh Male Choir Scholarship, the Bernard van Zuidan Music Fund, Mr Ng Fung Chow Memorial Scholarships, The Hong Kong Children’s Choir Chan Ho Choi Memorial Scholarship and Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship. Lam won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival including the First Prize of Miss Barbara Fei Vocal Prize Final (Open) and Operatic Solo.
Passionate about opera, Lam has sung complete operatic roles as Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the forester in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in the Academy productions. He has also sung Marcello in excerpts of Puccini’s La Boheme , Papageno in excerpts of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Belcore in excerpts of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Figaro in excerpts of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, the Young Man 3 in the Huang Ruo’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (world premiere) , and Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La Traviata. Other performances include Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s Carmen, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
Lam has performed actively as a concert soloist. His past concert engagements include the bass solo in Haydn’s Nelson Mass with The Really Big Chorus and Hong Kong Police Choir, the baritone solo in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major with Hong Kong Oratorio Society, HKOS Cantata Singers and HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers and the baritone and bass solo in Felix Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht with Hong Kong Oratorio Society.
Anna Vienna HO
Born in Hong Kong. Anna Vienna HO is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree at the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in piano with Dr. Cheng Wai. She has obtained the LTCL Diploma in piano and ABRSM Grade 8 in voice. Anna Vienna has won numerous prizes in both local and international piano competitions. She was the prizes winner of the International Robert Schummann Klavier Welttbert and Schumann International Youth Piano Competition. Due to her excellence of work, Anna Vienna was given several performance opportunities from the university. She was chosen to perform in many Student Recitals, including HKBU Horizon Concert and the Collegium Campanella. Besides performing as a solo pianist, Anna Vienna is also an experienced collaborative pianist. She has performed in varies student chamber recitals in the university and collaborated with many choirs and orchestras.
In addition, Anna Vienna has performed actively as a vocalist and she is currently studying voice with Mr. Cheng Yuk Man. Recent performances include recitals and concerts both inside and outside the university. She was chosen as the soprano solo in Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with the HKBU Choir. Passionate in opera, Anna Vienna has participated in different opera performances including Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s Carmen and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. She was a chorus member in the Andrea Bocelli Asia Tour with Passione 2013.
Recently, Anna Vienna was chosen as one of the finalist in the New Generation 2014 and premiered her string quartet “The Forester” in the New Generation Concert at RTHK Studio One and was broadcast on RTHK Radio 4. Her art song “Gefrorne Tränen” was premiered in the HKBU Student Composition Showcase. She was also awarded the Talent Development Scholarship in 2014.
Christoph Willibald Gluck
“O del mio dolce ardor” from Paride ed Elena
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Hai gia vinta la causa” from Le Nozze di Figaro
“Come Paride vezzoso” from L’elisir d’amore
“It is enough” from Elijah
趙元任 Yuen Ren Chao
教我如何不想她 (“How Could I Not Think of Her”)
“Avant de quitter ces lieux” from Faust
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