2018 Composer-in-Residence

WEB LAM headshotGeorge Lam

Composer George Tsz-Kwan Lam (b. 1981) grew up in both Hong Kong and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and studied music at Boston University, the Peabody Conservatory, and Duke University, where he received his PhD. George is interested in works that intersect music, theater, and the documentary process, and his current projects include the cello-percussion duo The Emigrants for New Morse Code (Lawrence, Kansas), based on collected oral history recordings with emigrant musicians from Queens, New York.

George Lam’s music has been performed by the University of Idaho Wind Ensemble (Moscow, ID), Gotham Chamber Opera (New York, NY), Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Rhymes With Opera (New York, NY), Christ Church United Methodist (New York, NY), Emerging Voices Project (New York, NY), Contemporary Musiking (Hong Kong), Volti (San Francisco, CA), American Opera Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Red Clay Saxophone Quartet (Greensboro, NC), AM/PM Saxophone Quartet, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Recent commissions include works for Oak Middle School (Shrewsbury, MA), Hong Kong Voices, the Romer String Quartet (Hong Kong), Asian Young Musicians Connection (Taipei, Taiwan), Black House Collective (Kansas City, USA), and Synergy Percussion (Sydney, Australia). George Lam is an Assistant Professor of Music at York College, The City University of New York, and is a co-artistic director of Rhymes With Opera, an NYC-based ensemble that commissions and produces new operas. For more information, please visit www.gtlam.com