Andrea Lam – Sad Piano

Andrea Lam

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Andrea Lam


A soul-restoring evening of sublime piano.

Hailed as a ‘real talent’ by the Wall Street Journal, Australian pianist Andrea Lam makes a stunning return to the stage following two decades in New York. Having performed with leading orchestras including the Hong Kong Philharmonic and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Andrea’s pianism is a hypnotic blend of flawless technique, spirited eloquence, and sensitivity.

The term ‘sad piano’ ranks among the most searched keywords on streaming platforms for solo piano music. Performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Chopin’s Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth., Andrea breathes new life into what is considered the foundational works of the repertoire. Melancholic, yet simultaneously comforting and uplifting, these masterpieces resonate deeply within one’s soul–solidifying their status as enduring classics.

Joined by one of Australia’s leading contemporary composers, Matthew Hindson’s meditative ‘Sad Piano Pieces,’ is a beautiful and moving antidote to the frustrations, fleeting moods, and unexpected joy of everyday life. In the skilful hands of Andrea Lam, experience a soul-restoring hour of sublime piano in this intimate Salon experience.

Praise for Andrea Lam

‘Andrea’s delicate keyboard approach not only anchored the score but also allowed it to spiral into the heavens.’ – The Washington Post

‘…a riveting and hugely varied set of storytelling… fine pianism full of integrity and colour from guest pianist Andrea Lam.’ – Sydney Arts Guide

‘Andrea Lam treats performances as storytelling… and her rendering of this masterpiece (Schubert A major sonata, D.959) was riveting, every return of themes changed irrevocably by what had happened in between. Her phrasing, her rhetoric, and her deep powers of expression perfectly suited this music.’ – Australian Stage

‘Lam’s crystalline clarity opens a window on the soul of a master, transfixing the hall with transcendence and wonder.’ – The West Australian

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Andrea Lam piano
Matthew Hindson composer


Matthew Hindson

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’

Matthew Hindson

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth.
Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53 ‘Heroic’


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