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Silver Medalist Returns To San Antonio For Brahms Festival

Greg Barrett

Groundhog Day recital includes Brahms' Piano Pieces, Opus 118  

On Saturday night, Andrea Lam returns to the stage where just four years ago she was awarded the Silver Medal in the San Antonio International Piano Competition. Lam will play Mozart, Brahms, and a new work by the Australian composer Nigel Westlake. "He has done some classical composing, but he has also done some movie scores. I really love his harmonic language, and he really incorporates a lot of rhythm in his music as well."

"Especially as an Australian, I love to bring Australian works outside of Australia."

Also on the program is Felix Mendelssohn, who Lam says "...was a prodigy much like Mozart. You can hear it in his music, it is so facile...there's such joy, and such perfection in the best way!"

Lam plays Saturday night at 7:30pm in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall on the campus of Trinity University. She'll also perform a house concert Friday night and an outreach concert Sunday afternoon.

John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.