Stephen Tam

Office: MB 217
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x84319

Canadian flautist Stephen Tam is the First-Prize Winner of the 32nd CBC/Radio-Canada National Competition for Young Performers. His past concerto engagements include appearances with the Calgary Philharmonic, the Banff Festival Orchestra and the Canadian Sinfonietta. His performances have been broadcast on multiple occasions nationwide on CBC Radio.  

As chamber musician, Stephen has performed at The White House, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Hong Kong Government House. He is a founding member of the newly-formed woodwind quintet, the Sinfonietta Winds. Much in demand as interpreter of contemporary music, Stephen is a frequent guest of Contact Contemporary Music, New Music Concerts, Toca Loca, the Toronto New Music Projects and 5-Penny New Music Concerts (Sudbury).

Stephen is currently the principal flute of the Canadian Sinfonietta. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Ontario Philharmonic, and has served as principal flute with many choral groups around Ontario.  

A dedicated and passionate teacher, Stephen is the newest flute faculty member at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Concurrently, he teaches flute at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario.

Stephen received his Master of Music in Orchestral Performance degree and the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Jeanne Baxtresser and Michael Parloff. He also studied with Douglas Stewart at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in Performance with Honours.