Steinway Artist and critically acclaimed pianist, LORRAINE MIN has dazzled audiences with her poetic artistry and dynamic virtuosity. Cited by the New York Times for her “impeccable phrase-shaping (and) crystalline sound,” and by the Washington Post for her “admirable playing,” Min has performed extensively throughout Canada and the US, in Germany, France, Mexico, the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, India, and in South America. She has performed solo recitals and has made concerto appearances in some of the world’s most important concert halls including New York’s David Geffen (formerly Avery Fisher) Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre and Chan Centre, and Teatro Politeamo in Palermo, Sicily. An avid chamber musician, Min has performed throughout North America including at the Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals, Sitka Music Festival, the Eine Kleine Summer Music, Victoria Summer Music, PRISMA in Powell River, Fredericton and Orford Festivals, Vancouver’s Music in the Morning Series, in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She can be heard on CBC and ABC (Australian) radio. Min has won top prizes and special awards of distinction in the prestigious Washington International, D’Angelo, Frina Awerbuch, and the William Kapell International Competitions. She was the top ranking Canadian pianist at nineteen years old in the Harveys Leeds and Busoni International Competitions, and laureate in the Van Cliburn Competition. Her most recent CD release includes Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto with the Victoria Symphony/Kluxen.
Born in Victoria and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Min received her Bachelor degree, on full scholarship, from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. She has been co-Artistic Director of Eine Kleine Summer Music Festival in Canada since 2015.
Terence Tam, violin
Concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Terence Tam has been performing publicly on the violin and piano since the age of eight. He is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician in Canada and the U.S.A., and has also performed in England, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with numerous Canadian orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Sinfonia. His performances are regularly broadcast on Canadian and Australian national radio and television. Tam has performed at the Montreal International Festival of Music as violinist and pianist and made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. In 2001, he made his Paris concerto debut playing the Ligeti violin concerto with the Academy of 20th Century Music Orchestra under conductor Jonathan Nott. Tam previously held the position of Concertmaster with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia.
An active chamber musician, Tam’s performances have been heard at numerous North American music festivals including the Sarasota, Ravinia, Meadowmount, Banff, Aspen, Encore, Scotiafest and La Conner festivals. He has performed with distinguished musicians from the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Ying and Pacifica string quartets. In 2000 he was first violinist of the resident string quartet at the Music Festivals of the Hamptons in New York. In recent seasons he has been the featured guest violinist at the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival as well as Artist in Residence of the St. Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax.
Tam studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto where he was a double major with full scholarships in violin and piano. His teachers included Jaime Laredo, Jose Luis Garcia, Leon Fleisher and Boris Lysenko. Subsequently, he received a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore where he studied violin with Victor Danchenko. Studies in Europe followed, at Berlin’s Hochschule fur Musik “Hanns Eisler” with violinist and conductor, Christoph Poppen.as well as in Paris with members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Tam has been a prizewinner of international and national competitions including the Pierre Lantier International Violin Competition in Paris, the Rameau Internation Violin Competition, the CBC Young Artist’s Competition, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition and the Canadian Music Competition. Tam is a recipient of grants from the Canadian Council for the Arts as well as the Chalmer’s Foundation of the Ontario Arts Council.