Mr Stephen Lik-hin LAM

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Born in Hong Kong, Stephen Lam has been described as “undoubtedly a man of passion who lives for the music...” (Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio), and is recognised as one of the most outstanding young conductors in the recent years. Highly commended by Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Christoph Eschenbach, Lam is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Ponte Orchestra and Singers, one of the most in-demand orchestras in Hong Kong in the field of choral and symphonic music, as well as the Associate Conductor of the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Recently accepted as one of the few selected apprentice under Maestro Riccardo Muit in Italian Opera Academy, Lam has worked with orchestras around the world, including the King’s Philharmonic (London), St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (Russia), Sichuan Chamber Philharmonic (China), Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Royal Opera de Liege-Wallonie (Belgium), Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), and the Chamber Ensemble of Orchestra Cadaques (Spain). Lam has also received critical success as an operatic conductor, including “Die lustige Witwe” and “Cosi fan tutti” with Webern Symphony Orchestra in Vienna as well as “Carmen” with Musica Viva in Hong Kong.

Lam is also a dedicated educator and ardent advocate of community outreach, and his collaboration with young musicians has been widely praised. He is also a regular guest professor and conductor in Sichuan Music Conservatory in China, and was a member of the jury at the 2018 Belt & Road World Choir Festival, Maribor European Grand Prix in Slovenia, Czech Music Festival in Hradec Kralove, and Artistic Co-ordinator of 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition.

Lam studied conducting at the prestigious University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he was one of the last students of Uros Lajovic, Ordner Edwin, and Konrad Leitner, and also one of the few selected to conduct the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna at the Musikverein. An extraordinary multifaceted musician, Lam also holds a Bachelor degree of Environmental Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Arts in Literary and Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong.

林氏毕业于世界首屈一指的音乐学院:维也纳国立音乐及演艺大学指挥系,是三位传奇教授Uros Lajovic 教授 (管弦乐团), Edwin Ordner 教授 (合唱), 及 Konrad Leitner教授 (歌剧) 最后的学生,并于毕业时被学校选出与维也纳广播交响乐团于金色大厅演出。多才多艺的他亦曾经于香港中文大学毕业,主修环境科学,副修音乐,以及香港大学比较文学系,主修文化及文学研究硕士。林氏是近年炙手可热的青年指挥家,先后受到指挥大师祖宾.梅塔 (Zubin Mehta) 、里卡多.穆蒂 (Riccardo Muti) 及克里斯托夫·艾森巴赫 (Christoph Eschenbach) 赞誉有加,并被波兰音乐评论家Adam Rozlach称颂为「一位不容置疑的真正音乐家」。林氏现担任Ponte Orchestra and Singers 的艺术总监及首席指挥,以及澳门青年交响乐团的常任指挥。林氏亦是活跃的作曲家,创作多首合唱及管弦乐作品,并为多套华语电影配乐,2016年林氏以香港历史为题材,创作一套大型音乐剧「思.源」,大获好评,林氏现为香港作曲及作词家联会的成员。