Composer. Pianist. Violinst



New York based pianist, Hayley Lam is an award winning composer who specializes in both contemporary jazz and classical music. She began her studies in music at a very young age, earning her Associate Diploma, ATCL Recital Piano from the Trinity College of London when she was just eleven. She then proceeded to earn her Licentiate Diploma, LTCL Recital Piano and Associate Diploma, ATCL Recital Violin a couple of years later. Hayley is also a holder of the Yamaha Teacher’s Grade specializing in Piano since the age of twelve. With a profound interest in contemporary and jazz music, she was awarded a scholarship to further her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. With her exceptional musical abilities, she completed her Bachelor of Music with a Five-years Dual Major Degree Program in Performance and Jazz Composition in just one and a half years. 

With her musicianship compared to as "Stravinsky meets Brookmeyer", she was selected as the Finalist at the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composer in 2016. Hayley Lam is also a 2017 Global Music Awards (GMA) winner in the Composer and Jazz Big Band category. GMA is a top-tier international music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. In 2017, her solo piano work "Distant Structures" is selected to be the winner of the "Contemporary Piano  2017" international composition competition held at Athens. She is also selected as the composer showcase winner of the International Jazz Conference JEN at New Orleans. Her works were also commissioned for the London Women of the World equator festival in 2017. Her other accolades include winning the 2018 KMEA Composition Competition, 2018 American Prize in Composition - Light & Pop category, 2018 Semi-finalist of Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition.

Hayley currently holds the 1st runner-up title for the International Songwriting Competition - Jazz Category. She emerged as one of the winners among some 16,000 entries from 140 countries around the world.



16 August 2018 7.00pm: Sara Ontaneda, Arlene's Grocery, New York


22 May 2018 6.30pm: ll Fiorentino 40th Anniversary Fashion Showcase, 376 Bleecker St, New York


26 - 28 April 2018 7.00pm: Faust, a New Musical @ Skylight Room, Baruch College, New York


29 March 2018 1.00pm: Baruch in Concert @ Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York


25 March 2018 8.30pm: Mostacho Xprmnt @ Pianos, New York


23 February 2018 10.30pm: KMEA Composition Winner showcase @ Hyatt Regency Wichita, Kansas


2nd February 2018 8.30pm: Sara Ontaneda @ The West End Lounge, New York


18th January 2018 7.00pm: James Labrosse Collective @ Nublu, New York


29th October 2017 9.00pm: Mostacho Xprmt @ Pianos, New York


21st October 2017 7.00 pm: Women of the World - Poetry and Music @ Hall 2, Kings Place, London


10th September 2017 8.00 pm: Audio and Video Production by An Art Artistry @ Athens, Greece


19th August 2017 1.00 am: Mostacho Xprmnt @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York


1st August 2017 10.00 pm: Mostacho Xprmnt @ The Way Station, New York


28th July 2017 9.00 pm: James Labrosse Collective @ Pine Box Rock Shop, New York


11th July 2017 7.00 pm: James Labrosse Collective @ Shrine Harlem, New York


7th July 2017 7.30 pm: The Music of Words @ Sounds of the City, New York


23rd May 2017 8.30 pm: Mostacho Xprmnt @ Shrine Harlem, New York


6th May 2017 1.00 pm: Year End Concert @ Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York


7th January 2017 2.00 pm: JEN Young Composer Showcase @ Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans


11th December 2016 1.00 pm: B2R Christmas Event @ Hempstead House, Long Island, New York


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International Songwriting competition winner

Hayley emerged as the 1st-runner in the Jazz category for the 2017 International Songwriting Competition, among over 16,000 entries from 140 countries. Her composition was selected by celebrity Judges, Grammy-award musicians and top experts in the industry.



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Young composer showcase winner

International Jazz Conference JEN in New Orleans

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International composition competition "The Contemporary Piano 2017"

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