Master Class: 1:30 pm, Monday, September 23rd, Room 128, MB II
Jessica Thompson, viola
Andrea Lam, piano
Ms. Thompson has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and in recital in cities such as Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC. She currently teaches at Princeton and Columbia Universities. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Karen Tuttle.
Pianist Andrea Lam made her orchestral debut at age 13 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and since then she has given over 80 performances with orchestras in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. She has performed with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Alan Gilbert, Edo de Waart, Michael Christie, Sir William Southgate and Wing-sie Yip. She has performed with all the major Australian orchestras, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony, Ridgewood Symphony and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (NZ). ABC Classics recently released her soloist recordings of two Mozart Concertos with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Milton.
As a keen chamber musician, Andrea is also pianist of the Claremont Trio with violinist Emily Bruskin and cellist Julia Bruskin. Deeply committed to commissioning composers of their generation, they have premiered works by Sean Shepherd, Helen Grime, Gabriela Lena Frank, Robert Paterson, Kati Agócs, and Judd Greenstein.
Andrea holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers include Boris Berman, Arkady Aronov, Ronald Farren-Price, Neta Maughan, and Kathryn Lambert.