Fri 17 & Sat 18 June : classical piano with Katharine Lam

Katharine Lam
Katharine Lam

On a number of occasions Katharine Lam has played at Tincleton Gallery alongside Duncan Honeybourne. On this occasion she will be solo. She has established a distinguished profile throughout the UK and abroad as recitalist, concerto-soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and music educator.

Following her London recital debut in 2003, she made her debut as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2004 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Birmingham Post praised her playing for its “glittering panache and terrific aplomb. Definitely the highlight of the evening.”

Katharine’s subsequent career has included performances at major venues with conductors including Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Lucas and Edwin Roxburgh. Her solo recitals throughout Britain have featured a wide and diverse repertoire, including contemporary repertoire and premiering new music. She has performed a broad range of chamber music and collaborated with various distinguished artists. She has appeared in major festivals and innovative community outreach projects. In a piano duo with Duncan Honeybourne she has given recitals throughout Britain and in Switzerland, including many music societies and clubs, a recital of English works in Bern and appearances in the Delius and Ireland and Skryabin and the Russians festivals in Birmingham.

Katharine has made several broadcasts as a solo pianist for the BBC, and has produced two solo piano CDs reflecting her wide-ranging repertoire and featuring music ranging from Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy to Gershwin, Chick Corea and Frederic Rzewski. Her recent recording with Duncan Honeybourne of the Sonata for Two Pianos by Andrew Downes was released on the EM Records label in 2017 and has been broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert.

Born in Leicester, Katharine studied at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Malcolm Wilson, winning numerous competition prizes and scholarships. She graduated with First Class Honours and the highest performance award, the Diploma in Professional Studies in Music Performance. In 2011 she was elected an honorary member of the Conservatoire in recognition of her work in music and music education.

Katharine is passionate about teaching. She dedicates much of her time working with young musicians and is a highly regarded music educator and a sought-after adjudicator nationwide. She is Senior Lecturer in Piano at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and giving lectures on Piano Pedagogy.

Programme

The programme will be the same for both nights and will include:

Bach/Marcello Concerto no. 3 in D min BWV 974
Beethoven Sonata in D min, Op. 31 no. 2, “Tempest”
Debussy
Estampes
I Pagodes
II La soirée dans Grenade
III Jardins sous la pluie
Ginestera Danzas Argentinas Op.2

(N.B. There will be some additional works in the programme – check back here nearer the time)


Special terms : due to Covid-19 will apply, approximately as follows, though we reserve the right to update them:

– Pre booking and prepayment only. All guests must give contact etc details.

– Seating will be allocated by us in advance. We will flex exact mix depending on demand and any constraints. Ask quickly if you have a larger party.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect our Covid social distancing requirements, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. For the time being this means that no particular restrictions are anticipated unless Covid restrictions are reintroduced by Government.

– As usual drinks & nibbles will be served, but exactly how and where will depend on the weather.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Tickets £15 each.

– To order tickets please email Tincleton Gallery or call Tincleton Gallery on 01305 848909