Lam Manyee

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Lam Manyee or Lin Minyi (林敏怡 born 10 September 1950) is a Hong Kong composer and music producer. She was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in psychology and sociology. Later she studied piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome from 1973 until 1976 with Franco Evangelisti and composition at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Brian Ferneyhough.[1][2] Afterward she worked as a composer in Hong Kong and the United States.


Lam has composed for orchestra, ballet and solo instrument. She has also composed over 50 film scores, music for TV and over 150 pop songs. Selected works include:

  • Interludes for prepared piano, 1977
  • Journey for chamber ensemble, 1977–78
  • Monologo II for cello, piano and tapes, 1980
  • Die Meng (Butterfly Dream), Chinese orchestra, 1978
  • Ceng Die, 1981
  • Double Triangle, ballet, 1976
  • Bamboo Suite, ballet, 1983
  • Mixed Visions, ballet, 1983
  • Chinese Historical Myths, ballet, 1985
  • ID Shuffle, ballet, 1985
  • Kwaidan/Emaki, ballet, 1986
  • Diary, ballet, 1988
  • Hell Screen, ballet, 1990
  • Stories of Aung San Suu Kyi, ballet, 1992
  • Open Party, ballet, 1994
  • Is there Life on Mars?, ballet, 1997
  • Dream City, ballet, 1998
  • Beauty and the Beast, ballet, 1999


  1. ^ Tyrrell, John (2001). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 14. 
  2. ^ Mittler, Barbara (1997). Dangerous Tunes: The Politics of Chinese Music in Hong Kong (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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