Powell River Academy of Music

Terence Tam & Lorraine MinTerence Tam, violin & Lorraine Min, piano

“...impeccable phrase-shaping, a crystalline sound...”
The New York Times

Tuesday, October 18 | 7:30 PM | James Hall

Admission $22 - Students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
SAVE with the Seven-Concert ticket package - $120


Tickets are also available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert


~ P R O G R A M ~
Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin
Franck:  Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Chopin: Nocturne in C Sharp Minor, op. Posthumous  (solo piano)
Chopin: Nocturne in F Sharp Major  Op. 15, no. 2 (solo piano)
Kreisler:  Praeludium and Allegro
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Sarasate:  Zigeunerweisen 

Terence Tam and Lorraine MinWe are honoured to feature the exceptional musical pairing of Terence Tam, violin and Lorraine Min, piano. Both have thrilled Powell River audiences in the past as soloists, but this marks the first time the husband and wife perform for us as a duo.

Steinway Artist and critically acclaimed pianist, LORRAINE MIN has dazzled audiences internationally with her poetic artistry and brilliant 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 USA, in Germany, France, 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 such as New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, and the Chan Centre, to name only a few.

Lorraine MinA dynamic chamber musician, Min has performed in prestigious North American venues including at the Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals, in Europe, Asia, Australia, notably in Perth’s Western Australia Symphony Orchestra’s Amberley Mozart Day concerts where she was a featured guest artist.  She can regularly be heard on CBC and ABC (Australian) radio.

Min’s success in prestigious international competitions include top prizes and special awards of distinction in the Washington International, D’Angelo, Frina Awerbuch, and the William Kapell 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.   

Min’s discography includes her solo CD of Schubert and Liszt and a CD featuring chamber music of Beethoven and Brahms for Canada’s esteemed Eine Kleine Music Festival.   In 2013, Min released two CD’s, her subsequent solo CD, “In Recital” which features works by Chopin, Liszt, and Bartok, as well as a CD of Violin and Piano Sonatas by Franck, Debussy, and Prokofiev.

Born in Victoria and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Min studied on full scholarship at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and earned her Bachelor degree, Pi Kappa Lambda.  On generous scholarships and numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Min received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School.

Visit her website at LorraineMin.com.

Terence TamConsistently praised for his intense musicality and impressive technique, Canadian violinist TERENCE TAM has performed in Canada, the U.S.A, Australia, Europe and Japan as a recitalist and chamber musician.

He has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Australia and across Canada including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. His performances have been heard on Canadian and Australian national radio and television. Tam made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1994 and his Paris concerto debut in 2000 playing the Ligeti violin concerto with the Academy of 20th Century Music Orchestra.  His CD recording of Dutch composer Wim Zwaag’s violin concerto was chosen as one of CBC In Concert’s best classical recordings of 2011.
Currently concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony, he also previously held this prestigious position with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia and Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada. An active chamber musician, Tam’s performances have taken him to the Sarasota, Ravinia, Meadowmount, Banff, Aspen, Encore, Hamptons, Scotiafest and La Conner music festivals. He has collaborated with musicians from the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Ying and Pacifica string quartets. In recent seasons he has been featured as guest violinist at the Montreal Symphony’s ‘La Viree Musique’ festival, the Sweetwater Festival in Ontario, Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, the St. Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax, the 35th International Viola Congress in Australia and at the Eine Kleine Summer Music Festival in Victoria.

Tam has been a top prizewinner of multiple international and national competitions including the Pierre Lantier International Violin Competition in Paris, the Rameau International Violin Competition, the CBC Young Artist’s Competition, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition and the Canadian Music Competition. Tam is also a recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts as well as the Chalmer’s Foundation of the Ontario Arts Council.

Tam studied at the Glenn Gould School of Music Toronto where he completed a double major with full scholarships in violin and piano. Subsequently, he pursued post-graduate studies at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore as well as the Hochschule fur Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, Germany.

Tam regulary gives masterclasses and chamber music coachings across Canada.  He is a faculty member of the annual summer Symphonic Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in British Columbia and has also taught at the Elder School of Music at the University of Adelaide.