Lan Lam began piano lessons in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, shortly after immigrating to Canada from Vietnam. Arriving in Yarmouth in 1981, she studied with Christopher Allworth until entering Acadia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of John Hansen. She completed her Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature at the University of Western Ontario, studying with Ronald Turini and Damjana Bratuz. She also participated in master classes at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Marek Jablonski and at the Orford Arts Centre with André Laplante. Since receiving her degree, Ms. Lam has been coached by Jean Saulnier, and as a participant in the Canadian Music Competition, she performed in Vancouver as a 1994 national finalist.
Currently she lives in Naples, Florida, where she was Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for ten years. As a conductor Ms. Lam has led performances of Faure’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in G with the Saint Paul’s choir and members of the Naples Philharmonic. Ms. Lam is a professor of piano performance and music theory at Ave Maria University and her private students regularly win local competitions. Lan is a founding member of the Aurore Trio with violinist Geoffrey Day and cellist John Marcy, and she performs frequently as a solo and collaborative artist.