Paul Lewis


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Paul Lewis is internationally recognised as one of the leading pianists of his generation.

Life and Music

  • Paul Lewis studied piano at Chetham's School of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel.
  • His many awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award, the South Bank Show Classical Music Award, a Diapason d’or de l’annee in France, two successive Edison Awards in Holland, the 25th Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and three Gramophone awards, including Record of the Year in 2008.
  • Paul has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including all of the major UK orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bamberg Symphony, NDR-Philharmonie, Vienna Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony.

Did you know?
At the beginning of 2011, Paul Lewis embarked upon a two-year project to perform all the mature piano works from the last six years of Schubert's life. This series was presented in London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Melbourne, Rotterdam, Bologna, Florence, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and at other major venues worldwide.

Schubert - Klavierstücke in E flat Major

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