In this episode Simon speaks to Australian-Chinese conductor, Dane Lam.
About Dane Lam: Dane Lam was appointed Associate Music Director and Resident Conductor at Opera Queensland in December 2020, a position created specifically for him and the first of its kind in the company’s history. He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, and in recent months he has been leading the orchestral revival in Australia following the Covid-lockdown, conducting the first performances in front of live audiences for Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Alongside Opera Queensland’s new production of Le nozze di Figaro, his 2021 highlights include the inaugural production of the National Opera in Canberra, La clemenza di Tito, concerts with the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, and a Martha Argerich and friends festival with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra.
Dane has appeared with Opera Australia, Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, the Canberra, Western Australia, Dunedin, Beijing, Suzhou, Kunming and Shandong Symphony Orchestras, Munich Radio Orchestra, Het Residentie Orkest, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Southbank Sinfonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and the Verbier Festival Orchestra.