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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (HU), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2008
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Michael Lam

Classical Vocal, Pop Singing, Musical, Zhongruan, Liuqin
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (HU), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Classical Vocal, Pop Singing, Musical, Zhongruan, Liuqin
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2008

Praised for a voice of "deliciously deep and rich," (Birmingham Post), Hong Kong baritone Michael Chun Ting Lam is a wide-ranging opera and concert soloist who has performed in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Hungary, as well as other European countries. He trained at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary, as a recipient of the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship. He received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was supported by Opera Hong Kong K Wah International Vocal Scholarship, Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia Limited (FAMA) Vocal Scholarships and Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship Fund. Prior to that, he gained his Bachelor of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he received a number of scholarships, including the Welsh Male Choir Scholarship, the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund, Mr. Ng Fung Chow Memorial Scholarships, The Hong Kong Children's Choir Chan Ho Choi Memorial Scholarship and Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship.

Passionate about opera, Michael has sung more than 40 operatic roles and performed for many opera companies and festivals, including Opera Hong Kong, Musica Viva, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Silent Opera, Winslow Hall Opera, OperaUpClose, Passaggio Oper, Opéra de Baugé, Hanoi Opera House, Orchestra of the Music Makers Singapore, Lyric Opera of the Philippines and more. His operatic roles include including the title roles of Macbeth, Don Pasquale, Giulio Cesare and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tonio(Pagliacci), Alfio(Cavalleria Rusticana), Marcello & Colline(La Bohème), Escamillo(Carmen), Belcore(L'elisir d'amore), The Four Villains(Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Count Almaviva(Le Nozze di Figaro), Forester(The Cunning Little Vixen), Donner(Das Rheingold), Timur(Turandot), Bottom(A Midsummer Night's Dream), Bonze(Madama Butterfly), Il Commendatore(Don Giovanni), Don Magnifico(La Cenerentola), Death(Sāvitri), Le Fauteuil(L'enfant et les sortilèges), among others. A fan and advocate of contemporary music, Michael has created several roles in the world premieres of operas, including Sakyamuni, the Buddha in Anna Vienna Ho’s Buddha and the Monkey King(2020) and The Monk of the River(2021) and Xuanzang in The Monster of Gao Village(2023) for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, The Lead Picker in Daniel Blanco Albert's Autohoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing(2021) for Infinite Opera and Post Workers Theatre, Ah Q in Hing-yan Chan's Kungfood(2023) for Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Confucius in Gustav Ka Lok Mak's The Legend of Confucius(2022) for Global Symphony Orchestra; and main roles in pasticcios including Don Basilio in Fortunes of Figaro(2017) for Opera Novella, Argante in Armida(2018) for Zeneakadémia and Eisenstein in The Merry Party(2022) for Bel Canto Singers.

On the concert stage, Michael performed as the concert soloist for many music organizations, singing the masterpieces of various composers, including Haydn's Nelson Mass, J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D Major, Felix Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Handel's Messiah, Faure's Requiem, Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, etc. He has performed as the baritone soloist in Opera Galas for Red Earth Opera, Midland Opera, Oxford Opera Society, Józsa Judit Galéria, and Holy Trinity Church Coventry. He has also been giving solo recitals regularly, including one at St Andrew's Church Rugby as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture 2019 and one at Hong Kong City Hall as part of Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department's “Our Music Talents” series 2022. In 2022, he sang the role of Konfuzius in Gustav Mak's Die Legende von Konfuzius(world premiere) with the Budapest MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

Michael was a first-prize winner of numerous international singing competitions, including Hong Kong International Music Festival Vocal Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso, The Ashleyan Opera Prize, The North International Music Competition, International Music Competition "Таланты XXI века", Quebec International Music Competition, IYMC Classical Music International Competition, King's Peak International Music Competition, Odin International Music Competition, Swiss International Music Competition, Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition and International Vocal Competition "The Song", to name a few. In 2017, he was awarded the St Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has been given the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship Award from Opéra de Baugé for his outstanding contribution to the 2019 Operatic Season.

Besides performing as a singer, Michael frequently appears as a Zhongruanist. He was the leader and the principal Zhongruanist of Ng Wah Chinese Orchestra and, a Ruanist of Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Bright East Chinese Orchestra and Sonata Elite Chamber Orchestra. In addition to participating in large-scale concerts held in concert halls, such as "A Concert of Popular Chinese Music" and "A Concert of Guided History", Michael has also actively participated in chamber performances in various community events, dinners, and cocktail parties. In 2020, he has been involved in the project "It Gets Lighter From Here", organized by Birmingham Opera Company and Culture Central. He has also participated in the world premiere of Anna Vienna Ho’s The Monk of the River as part of the Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2021. He was the first-prize winner of the International Art Festival & Contest "Talents of Europe" 2021.

An enthusiastic educator, Michael has been teaching Voice, Ruan and Liuqin for many years. He was a music tutor at Canon Music & Arts Centre, Greenery Music & Arts Center and Parkland Music Limited. A member of Hong Kong Music Tutors Union, he organized his first students’ concert at Parsons Recital Hall in Hong Kong in 2015. In 2016, he has successfully organized "No Vocalists Allowed", an opera workshop for non-vocal major students, and an opera scenes concert at the New Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. He has worked as an assistant vocal coach in K. Wah Opera Hong Kong summer school programme 2017. In 2020, he has been invited to be one of the language coaches for Vopera in their award-winning production of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. He has been the adjudicator of the "Festival of Instrumental and Vocal Arts" International Online Music Competition, Russia, in 2021 and 2022, International Competition for Musicians "Virtuosos", Russia, in 2022 and Hong Kong International Music Cultural Festival Singing Competition in 2023. He has also worked as a singing teacher and choir conductor at Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College, the Salvation Army William Booth Secondary School, Yu Chun Keung Memorial College, Hong Kong and Kowloon Kaifong Women's Association Sun Fong Chung College, Tak Oi Secondary School, The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School and W F Joseph Lee Primary School. He is a vocal instructor at Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School and Hong Kong International Institute of Music, and a choir conductor at several primary and secondary schools.

Michael Lam

Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Postgraduate Certificate, The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary

Bachelor of Music (Honours), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Diploma in Performing Arts (Music), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Performance Experience

Musica Viva, 2023

Lord Rochefort in Donizetti's Anna Bolena

Tutti/Lyric Opera of the Philippines, 2023

Alfio in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana

Yip's Children's Choir, 2023

Mr. Crow in Pierangelo Valtinoni's The Snow Queen

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, 2023

Xuanzang in Anna Vienna Ho's The Monster of Gao Village (world premiere)

Grimeborn Opera Festival/The Opera Makers/Ellandar Productions, 2023

Timur in Puccini's Turandot

Orchestra of the Music Makers Singapore, 2023

Donner in Wagner's Das Rheingold

Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 2023

Ah Q in Hing-yan Chan's Kungfood (world premiere)

Musica Viva, 2023

Belcore in Donizetti's L’Elisir d’Amore

Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra, 2023

Alfio in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana

Hong Kong Arts Festival & Silent Opera, 2023

Forester in Janáček's Vixen

Opera Hong Kong, 2023

Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème

Gustav Mahler Orchestra, 2022

Baritone solo, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Musica Viva, 2022

Lord Guglielmo Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

Bel Canto Singers, 2022

Eisenstein in The Merry Party (pasticcio) (world premiere)

Global Symphony Orchestra, 2022

Confucius in Gustav Mak's The Legend of Confucius

Tutti, 2022

Ben in Menotti's The Telephone

CityU Arts Festival(City University of Hong Kong), 2022

Baritone solo, CityU Choir: Bravo! Brava! Bravi! Concert

Musica Viva, 2022

Il Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni

Global Symphony Orchestra, 2022

Konfuzius in Gustav Mak's Die Legende von Konfuzius, Concert in Großer Saal of Musikverein

Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, 2022

Baritone Recital

Musica Viva, 2022

The title role of Handel's Giulio Cesare

Holy Trinity Church Coventry, 2021

Baritone solo, Opera Gala

Infinite Opera/Post Workers Theatre, 2021

The Lead Picker in Albert's Autohoodening II Rise of Captain Swing (world premiere)

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, 2021

Sakyamuni, the Buddha in Anna Vienna Ho's The Monk of the River (world premiere)

Opera Novella, 2021

Title role of Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Bath Opera, 2021

Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia

Oxford Opera Society, 2021

Baritone solo, Opera Gala

Bournville Amnesty and Freedom from Torture, 2020

Baritone solo, Christmas Concert for Human Rights

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, 2020

Sakyamuni, the Buddha in Anna Vienna Ho's Buddha and the Monkey King (world premiere)

OperaUpClose, 2020

Sharpless(Cover)/Bonze/Commissioner in Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Midland Opera, 2019

Giorgio Germont(Cover)/Baron Douphol in Verdi's La Traviata

Moonlight Opera, 2019

Don Alfonso in Mozart's Così Fan Tutte

Opéra de Baugé, 2019

Ferrando(Cover) in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Schubert's Alfonso und Estrella and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

St Andrew's Church Rugby and Rugby Festival Of Culture, 2019

Baritone Recital

The Guild Consort Choir, 2019

Baritone solo, Johannes Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem

Midland Opera, 2019

Baritone solo, French Connections

Bare Boards Opera, 2019

Rigoletto(Cover)/Count Ceprano/Court Usher in Verdi's Rigoletto

Leeds Youth Opera, 2019

Title role of Verdi's Macbeth

London Gay Symphony Orchestra, 2018

Marco in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Midland Opera, 2018

Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen

William Griffiths, 2018

Marco in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Red Earth Opera, 2018

Don Magnifico in Rossini's La Cenerentola

Passaggio Oper, 2018

Four Villains/Hermann/Schlémil in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Zeneakadémia, 2018

Argante in Armida (pasticcio) (world premiere)

Józsa Judit Galéria, 2018

Baritone solo, Opera Gala

Zeneakadémia, 2018

David in Barber's A Hand of Bridge

Winslow Hall Opera, 2017

Renato(Cover)/Silvano in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera

Chesterfield Co operative Choral Society, 2017

Baritone solo, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem

Midland Opera, 2017

Baritone solo, "A Night of Celebration"

Red Earth Opera, 2017

Baritone solo, "Another Night at the Opera"

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 2017

Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Opera Novella, 2017

Don Basilio in Fortunes of Figaro (pasticcio) (world premiere)

Village Voices, 2016

Baritone solo, J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D Major

Midland Opera, 2016

Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 2016

Death in Holst's Sāvitri

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 2016

Le fauteuil in (Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges

Midland Opera, 2015

Colline in Puccini's La Bohème

Hong Kong SingFest, 2015

Baritone solo, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2015

Dr. Blind in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2014

Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Hong Kong Oratorio Society, 2013

Bass and Baritone solo, Felix Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Musica Viva, 2013

Baron Douphol in Verdi's La Traviata

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2013

Forester in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen

Hong Kong Oratorio Society, 2013

Baritone solo, J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D Major

The Really Big Chorus/Hong Kong Police Choir, 2012

Baritone solo, Joseph Haydn's Nelson Mass

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2012

Bottom in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opera Hong Kong, 2011

Young Man 3 in Huang Ruo's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (world premiere)

Working Experience

S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School, 2023 - Recent

Choir Tutor

Shatin Government Primary School, 2023 - Recent

Choir Tutor

Ho Lap College, 2022 - Recent

Choir Tutor

International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School, 2022 - Recent

Vocal Instructor

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, 2022 - Recent

Vocal Instructor

Christian Alliance S W Chan Memorial College, 2022 - Recent

Choir Tutor

Yip’s Children’s Choir, 2022 - Recent

Choir Tutor

Hong Kong International Institute of Music, 2021 - Recent

Singing Teacher/Examiner/Lecturer

Tak Oi Secondary School, 2022 - 2023

Choir Tutor

The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School, 2022 - 2023

Choir Tutor

W F Joseph Lee Primary School, 2022 - 2023

Choir Tutor

Hong Kong and Kowloon Kaifong Women's Association Sun Fong Chung College, 2022

Choir Tutor

The Salvation Army William Booth Secondary School, 2022

Choir Tutor

Bel Canto Singers, 2021

Musical Theatre Workshop Leader

Vopera The Virtual Opera Project, UK, 2020

Language Coach

Opera Hong Kong, 2017

Assistant Vocal Coach (K Wah Opera Hong Kong Summer School)

Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Workshop, 2015 - 2016

Artistic Director & Singing Teacher

Parkland Music Limited, 2014 - 2015

Music Tutor

Greenery Music & Arts Centre, 2010 - 2014

Music Tutor

Canon Music & Arts Centre, 2010 - 2011

Music Instructor

Video

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Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKowloon CityKwun TongSham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim MongIslandsKwai TsingNorthSai KungSha TinTai PoTsuen WanTuen MunYuen Long

Tutor's Studio

Piano rooms in various districts

Live Tutorial

Can provide live tutorial

Lesson

Classical Vocal

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$900$1,000$1,000 up
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Pop Singing

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Tuition$900$1,000$1,000 up
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
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Musical

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$900$1,000$1,000 up
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
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Ruan

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$300$350$400
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Liuqin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$300$350$400
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

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All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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