Michael Sir

Praised for a voice of “deliciously deep and rich,” (Birmingham Post), Hong Kong baritone Michael Chun Ting Lam is a wide-ranging opera and concert soloist. He trained at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary, as a recipient of the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship. He received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was awarded the St Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction and was supported by Opera Hong Kong K Wah International Vocal Scholarship, Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia Limited (FAMA) Vocal Scholarships and Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship Fund. Prior to that, he gained his Bachelor of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Passionate about opera, Michael has sung more than 30 operatic roles and performed for opera companies in Asia and Europe in many major theatres and festivals, including Opera Hong Kong, Musica Viva, Winslow Hall Opera, OperaUpClose, Passaggio Oper, Opéra de Baugé and more. On the concert platform, Michael has appeared as a soloist in oratorio, cantata and opera gala concerts. y. He has also been giving solo recitals regularly, including the one at St Andrew’s Church Rugby as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture 2019. Michael was a first-prize winner of numerous international and national singing competitions, including the Philip Bates Trust Ashleyan Opera Prize, The North International Music Competition, and the International Vocal Competition “The Song”, to name a few.

Besides performing as a singer, Michael frequently appears as a Chinese music performer. He was a member of several ensembles and orchestras. In 2020, he has been involved in the project “It Gets Lighter From Here”, organized by Birmingham Opera Company and Culture Central. He has also participated in the world premiere of Anna Vienna Ho’s The Monk of the River as part of the Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2021. He was the first- prize winner of the International Art Festival & Contest “Talents of Europe” 2021.

An enthusiastic educator, Michael has been teaching Voice, Ruan and Liuqin privately for more than 13 years. He was a music tutor at several music centres and has worked professionally as a singing teacher, coach, opera and musical workshop leader, conductor, and artistic director for a number of music organizations, including Opera Hong Kong, Vopera, and Bel Canto Singers. He has been the adjudicator of the “Festival of Instrumental and Vocal Arts” International Online Music Competition, Russia, and the International Competition for Musicians “Virtuosos”, Russia. He is a singing teacher at Hong Kong International Institute of Music and a tutor at Yip’s Children’s Choir.