Cincinnati man wins conducting competition
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:01 pm
MEMPHIS (AP) — The assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has won first place in the Memphis International Conducting Competition.
Ken Lam, a native of Hong Kong, set aside a law career to pursue his love of music and conducting.
He won $7,500 in the competition, sponsored by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Roger Kalia, music director of the Columbus, Ind., Symphony, finished second. Aram Demijrian, a conducting student at the New England Conservatory, was third.
Ten contestants made the finals after 236 applications were submitted.
Published in The Messenger 6.1.11