Carolyn Lam

Co-founder, Vice President and Concertmaster

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Carolyn Lam

Carolyn is a professional violinist and pianist. Since the age of 8, she has won more than 60 Australian Music Examinations Board, Eisteddfod and Elder Conservatorium prizes and scholarships on violin and piano. In 1995, Carolyn graduated with first class Honours in violin performance from the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.

Carolyn has given numerous public performances on both instruments each year and has performed throughout Australia, Europe, England and South East Asia. Her solo appearances with professional orchestras include the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra as violinist, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Orchestra as pianist. Carolyn has performed as violinist and pianist in many international festivals in Adelaide and Melbourne.

As violinist, Carolyn has played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, in numerous orchestras for international ballet companies, and in pop/rock orchestras including the Electric Light Orchestra and Split Enz/ENZSO. She has appeared as violinist on McLeod’s Daughters, recorded for numerous television commercials and was the solo violinist in the award winning Anifex animation movie Gargoyle. Carolyn is an active chamber musician and founded Amicus Strings in 1996, of which she is the leader and manager.

As pianist, Carolyn has repetiteured for the Adelaide Vocal Project, the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and other choirs in Adelaide. She played solo violin and keyboard in both of Adelaide’s productions of the Philip Glass trilogy of operas, including the Ruby Award winning State Opera production in 2014. For 4 years she participated as violinist and pianist with Leigh Warren and Dancers and performed with them for His Royal Highness Prince Edward.

Carolyn is also a lawyer and mother of two very young children. She enjoys the challenges of balancing a professional career with family life.

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