Samuel Lam, 18, piano

July 8, 2023, 11:00 am

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Samuel Lam wears a tux and poses outside against a black wall

Today, a piano recital from Samuel Lam. A student of Dr. Soo Young Lee at the Music Institute of Chicago, he presents a recital of Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, and Tan Dun before heading to the University of Illinois to major in Statistics.

Samuel Lam is 18 years old and just graduated from Libertyville High School. Samuel joined Dr. Soo Young Lee’s studio 4 years ago and has won multiple competitions such as ISMTA, and a scholarship from NSMTA. Recently, Samuel was selected to represent Music Institute of Chicago and participate in a masterclass with Jerome Lowenthal from Juilliard School of Music. In his senior year he won the Libertyville High School concerto competition, playing the third movement of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the school orchestra. He also performed with his high school wind ensemble as a clarinetist during the past four years.

Samuel will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Chancellor’s Scholar in the Campus Honors Program in the fall. He will be pursing a career in Mathematics and Statistics but would love to continue playing piano.


Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B minor, Kk.37

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat, Op. 81a, “Les adieux”:
I. Das Lebewohl

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 116, No. 2

Béla Bartók: Suite, Op. 14:
I. Allegretto
II. Scherzo
III. Allegro molto
IV. Sostenuto

Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1:
No. 3, Herdboy’s Song
No. 7, Floating Clouds
No. 8, Sunrain

Some music is excluded from the podcast version for copyright reasons.