Born in Hong Kong and musically trained in London, Peter Lam is a Los Angeles-based award-winning composer. Selected as a Newcomer Talent by BAFTA Los Angeles, Peter's unique dramatic sensibility and versatility in musical story-telling can be reflected in his diverse output across over 60 film and television projects.
Recent film scores include border-crossing drama Where Dreams Rests (Best Score nomination at Madrid International Film Festival), the experimental animation Slippages|Grace (Best Animated Short at laIFS), the European romantic comedy (le) Rebound (Best Narrative Short at Woodstock), and the period drama The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker, & His Apprentice (LA Short Fest).
Peter has composed additional music for major TV series such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+), Titans, Doom Patrol (HBOmax), and Jane the Virgin (the CW). As a music editor, he has won a Daytime Emmy for the final season of Clone Wars, and has also music-edited HBO's doc series Catch & Kill, and Netflix's anime Trese.
Apart from music for Film/TV, Peter’s music has been performed by the King’s Philharmonic, Oxford Maqam, Ensemble Novus, Dulwich Symphony and Fullerton College Symphony. Peter's music has also been featured at the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2018, in which his score was performed in a live-to-picture concert.
Graduated from the University of Southern California's acclaimed film scoring program (SMPTV) as a BAFTA LA scholarship recipient, Peter was mentored by distinguished composers such as Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and Laura Karpman (Lovecraft Country). He previously read music at King's College and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Peter is a member of the Television Academy (EMMYS).