Yiu Song Lam
Born in Hong Kong, Yiu Song-Lam graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. After winning the 1st prize of the Hong Kong Jockey Club foundation and being awarded the top Scholarship from Hong Kong, he pursued his studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Rotterdam Conservatorium and the Köln Musikhochschule, where he was awarded the Diploma der Künstlerischen Abschlußprüfung with distinction in 1994. His teachers include Chan Kwok Cheung, Peter Cooper, Anthony Camden, Celia Nicklin, George Caird, Emanuel Abbühl and Christian Schneider. He has also attended the classes of Thomas Indermühle, Lothar Koch and Maurice Bourgue.
As a soloist, Yiu Song-Lam has appeared with the Goldberg Ensemble from England, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Macau Orchestra and the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Between 1998 and 2003, he was Co-Principal Oboe of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Yiu Song-Lam was invited to perform with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner on their Hong Kong tour as well as with the London Virtuosi on their tour of Spain. He has also participated in composers' presentation concerts such as the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) in 1988, 2002 and 2007 as well as festivals in Japan, Canada, England, Holland, France, Germany, Italy and Salzburg in Austria. Yiu Song-Lam has also taken part in the International Double Reed Society annual conferences in New York, Utah and Birmingham in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
As a chamber musician, Yiu Song-Lam performs intensively and is the founder and Director of the Hong Kong Wind Kamerata. He has given master classes at the Xian Conservatory, the Guangzhou Conservatory, the Shanghai Conservatory, Taiwan National Chiayi University and the Macau Culture Department. He is currently oboe lecturer and chamber music coach at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.