Hong Kong born and raised, Chinese soprano Colette LAM obtained her BMus (Hons) at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship and the Jackie Chan Charitable Scholarship. Upon completion of MMus degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London on a full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, she studied with world renowned Tenor Dennis O’Neill (CBE) and graduated with Distinction at Wales International Academy of Voice, Cardiff on the Li Po Chun Professional training and Postgraduate Scholarship, Hong Kong.
Lam made her role début as Marie in La fille du régiment (Musica Viva) Hong Kong in 2010. Her role appearances with Musica Viva include Gianetta in L’elisir d’Amore, Frasquita in Carmen and Violetta in La traviata. Other European operatic appearances have included Papagena (cover Pamina) in The Magic Flute in Zeist, Netherlands and Amina in La sonnambula (Brent Opera) in London and Rosina in Il barbiere di siviglia (Opera Lyrica) in Oxford. Her first appearance as Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte was with Opera Hong Kong and again in the opera scene with Wales International Academy of Voice.
Other operatic roles include Romilda in Serse with conductor François Xavier Roth, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and Berginella in La Périchole during the studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has participated in master class with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Josephone Barstow, Dame Ann Murray, Nelly Miricioiu, Richard Bonygne, Barbara Bonney, Della Jones, Ryland Davies, Joseph Rouleau, Rebecca Evans, Edith Bers, Francesca Patanè, Peter Edelmann, Gerhard Kahry, Malcolm Martineau, and Michael Pollock.
Apart from being an active performer, Lam gave opera talks with Baritone Gerald Hon in numerous local schools as one of the outreach project with Hong Kong Arts Festival Society. Recently, Lam has given voice coaching to artists in Hong Kong Arts with Disabled Association and voice coaching to staff from Dialogue in the Dark, Hong Kong. Future engagements include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Hong Kong Bach Choir at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Gilda in Rigoletto with Musica Viva at Hong Kong City Hall, VINO VOCE with Macau Vocal Festival at the Portugal Art Gallery in Macau. In summer 2014, She will make her role début as Mimi in La Bohème in Barga, Italy.
Nicolette WONG returned to Hong Kong after receiving her Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and her Master of Music from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Sulamita Aronovsky. Her former teachers include Hugh Petter, Katherine Lu, and Ramona Kan.
Nicolette has given recitals for the Liszt Society and the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, and was invited by the LCSD to give a solo recital in Hong Kong as part of the ‘Our Music Talents’ series. She has appeared in recital and as concerto soloist in Greece, Poland, France, around the United Kingdom, and in the Greater China Region, collaborating with conductors such as David Josefowicz and Peter Stark. She has also recorded interviews and solo recitals for RTHK.
An avid writer, Nicolette writes regularly for Interlude, the online music magazine. She is an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Musician Association and frequently serves on the jury for several piano competitions in Asia. Eager to make classical music more accessible to a wider public, Nicolette founded and is currently the Programme Director of ‘The Sound of Art’ Sunday Concert Series at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and as a committed music educator, she founded Mousa Music Chambers, where she teaches piano and music appreciation.
J.S.Bach / Wilhelm Kempff
Siciliano from Flute Sonata in G minor BWV1031
Oh quand je dors
(for voice and for piano solo)
“Caro Nome” from Rigoletto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Variations on ‘Ah! Vous dirais je maman’
Happy Birthday Variations
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