Academy Director - Piano
MMus (RAM), BMus (RNCM), FRSM, LRAM
Clarence Lam has given recitals extensively in the UK and has performed in Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia and Russia. Clarence has performed concertos with several orchestras including the Athenean Ensemble, the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, the Rachmaninov Institute Symphony Orchestra and the Oundle School Symphony Orchestra. More recently, Clarence has collaborated with the Asian Youth Orchestra as rehearsal soloist.
After developing his early interest at Oundle School with Alec Hone and James Kirby, Clarence studied with Helen Krizos at the Royal Northern College of Music where he graduated with first class honours as well as FRSM with distinction. He rounded off his studies at the RNCM by gaining the highest undergraduate final recital mark, which won him the Alfred Clay Scholarship for Pianoforte. As a winner of the MBF Postgraduate Performance Award and the Macau Government Postgraduate Scholarship, he went on to study with Ian Fountain at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was awarded a Master of Music with Distinction, a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching diploma, and the Janet Duff Greet Piano Recital Prize. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he studied with Eleanor Wong at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Clarence has performed in masterclasses by distinguished pianists such as Gary Graffman, John Lill, Michel Beroff, Nelson Goerner, Pascal Devoyon, Pascal Roge and Stephen Hough.
Clarence currently teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and works as a music diploma examiner for Trinity College London. He has previously held a teaching position at the Macau Conservatory, and in 2018, cofounded Muse Education Centre in Macau, serving as Academy Director. Teaching and performing aside, Clarence is regularly invited to adjudicate for local and overseas piano competitions. He also collaborates with the Macao Orchestra to host pre-concert talks and serves as the RNCM International Ambassador of Hong Kong and Macau.