Angel Lam

Angel LamComposer Angel Lam’s music, a reflection of the beauty she finds in everyday life, has been praised as “beautiful, even ravishing at moments,” and "[a] windswept, pastoral beauty." Miss Lam’s music features a remarkable and captivating blend of the subtle and evocative expressiveness of East Asian aesthetics and femininity. Miss Lam grew up in Hong Kong and Huntington Beach, California. Her compositions have been performed throughout the United States and around the world. She is a two-time winner of Carnegie Hall's emerging composer commission and most recently a recipient of a commission to write a new work for solo cello and orchestra, dedicated to solo cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall's "Ancient Paths, Modern Voices" Festival of Chinese Culture to be premiered in Atlanta and Carnegie Hall. She first received the Carnegie Hall commission in 2005-06, where she worked with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, and then again in 2006-07, where she worked with Grammy Awards-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov and soprano Dawn Upshaw. Her composition "Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain" was selected to be part of the touring repertoire of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, for performances in the United States, Britain, Canada, China, Japan and Switzerland's Lucerne Festival. This work was released by Sony/BMG on Silk Road Ensemble’s CD New Impossibilities*, and will be released again in a brand new recording on their new CD “Off the Map” during the fall of 2009. Miss Lam's recent and upcoming performances include works for Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Yale Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival 2010, NYU Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. For more information, visit the composer’s website at:

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