Joanna Lam commenced piano lessons at the age of 8, and proceeded to win prizes at several national music festivals. After leaving Chetham's School of Music in July 2013, she continued to study with Masayuki Tayama whilst reading Music at King's College London where she received First Class Honours and was further awarded the Purcell Prize for gaining the highest mark in the degree 2016-7. She has subsequently been awarded the Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance by both Trinity College London and the ABRSM with Distinction.

Joanna regularly gives concerts for the Annual Charity Youth Concerts raising money in support of the Donna Louise Trust, and performs with the Newcastle Male Voice Choir. She has appeared in Masterclasses with Noriko Ogawa, Frédéric Aguessy, Eric Heidsieck, Vanessa Latarche, Alberto Portugheis, Kate Elmitt and Norma Fisher. In 2011 she performed at an Annual Awards Evening at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, and was invited back to be the first person to give a performance on the new grand piano at its handover in Tostevin's Instrumental showroom.

She was awarded 3rd prize in the National Finals of the 2012 EPTA Piano Competition, which led to an invitation to perform again at the Annual EPTA conference at the University of York. She has more recently appeared as the soloist in performances of concertos by Fauré and Saint-Saëns with the Eagle Chamber Orchestra and Arlesey Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors Daniel King-Smith and Levon Parikian.
In November 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Jellinek prize as a winner of the Una Clark Young Artists' Competition, leading to a performance of Rachmaninov's first Piano Concerto with Guildford Symphony Orchestra earlier this year.
Joanna Lam