Artists

Wai Lau

Wai Lau

Upcoming Appearances

About

A native of Hong Kong, clarinetist Wai Lau has recently been appointed the bass clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared at the Bari International Music Festival in Italy, Yellow Barn Music Festival and Norfolk Music Festival in the US, and Festival of the Sound, The Banff Centre, and Lachine Music Festival in Canada. She has performed concerts throughout the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Poland, and South Africa. She was awarded Grand Prize in the Canadian National Music Festivals Competition, the Harold Wright Award from the Boston Woodwind Society, and the Alumni Association Prize from Yale School of Music. In addition, she has been a finalist at the Alexandre Tansman International Competition in Lódz, Poland. Under the tutelage of James Campbell, Ms. Lau received her Bachelor's degree with distinction from Indiana University, where she was also awarded the Performer's Certificate for outstanding performance in clarinet. She was named a Schulich Scholar at McGill University, where she received her M.M., studying with Robert Crowley and Alain Desgagné. She also holds an Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music, where she studied with David Shifrin. She has taught on the clarinet and chamber music faculty at Mount Holyoke College and the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program. In addition, she was a teaching artist in New Haven under Yale University's Music in Schools Initiative.