Gregory Lewis

Praised for his “brilliant technique and control” (Chronicle Journal) and “wonderful musical personality” (Winnipeg Free Press), Canadian violinist Gregory Lewis enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician. Lewis has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Academy Virtuosi, Consortium Aurora Borealis, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. He is a First Prize winner of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition, Canadian National Music Festival, and Yale Chamber Music Competition, as well as a Second Prize winner of the WMC McLellan Competition, Virtuoso e Belcanto Violin Competition, and the Concours de musique du Canada. His passion for chamber music has led to performances at the Four Seasons, Norfolk, Olympic, and Toronto Summer music festivals. Lewis has performed alongside numerous esteemed artists, including Julie Albers, Nicholas McGegan, Marcy Rosen, Barry Shiffman, and Steven Tenenbom. He holds degrees from the University of Manitoba, Yale University, and the Colburn School, studying with Olga Medvedeva, Oleg Pokhanovski, Chris Anstey, Ani Kavafian, and Martin Beaver. Lewis is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale University with Ani Kavafian. Lewis performs on the 1768 “Miller” Gagliano, on generous loan by the Canada Council for the Arts.