Brian D Lewis
One of the most versatile and charismatic violinists on the current scene, Brian Lewis is an exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose passionate artistry has been heard and embraced around the world. Acclaimed performances include concerto debuts in both New York's Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, as well as performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke?s, the Berlin (Germany), Odense (Denmark) and Lima (Peru). Mr. Lewis has recorded six CDs, most recently for Delos as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra in music by Leonard Bernstein and Hollywood composer Michael McLean.
Known for his variety in programming and ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, Mr. Lewis has performed frequently as a member of the Kansas Arts Commission Touring Program and the Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Program. He holds both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where he was a student of Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki and Hyo Kang.
Highly committed and dedicated to teaching young artists, Mr. Lewis has quickly emerged as one of the leading violin teachers of his generation. He holds the David and Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy at UT where he is Professor of Violin. He is also Artistic Director of the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City, concertmaster of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Artistic Director of the Brian Lewis Young Artists Program in Kansas, a founding member of the Texas Piano Quartet, and Artistic Director of the Starling Distinguished Violinist Series at the Butler School of Music. This Fall, Mr. Lewis began his 2nd year in residency at the Yale School of Music as the Class of ?57 Visiting Professor in Music.