Henry Lewis

Henry Lewis

Henry Lewis - Pianist

Henry Lewis was born in the Somerset countryside into a family of artists. He is the recipient of multiple awards including, most recently, the Royal Northern College of Music’s Gold Medal 2022. He was also presented with the Marjorie Clementi Award for Keyboard Studies at the RNCM and was recently selected as a participant in the XXIII. Internationale Johann-Sebastian-Bach- Wettbewerb Leipzig.

Henry has performed both solo and chamber music recitals extensively across the UK. Most notably in 2015, he had the pleasure of performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor at renowned concert venue St George’s Bristol. More recently, in the summer of 2019 he gave a performance of the solo piano works of Adam Gorb (Head of Composition at the RNCM), including several world premieres over two concerts at the Stoller Hall in Manchester, as part of the Chetham’s International Piano Festival.

During the 2020 lockdown Henry dedicated a significant part of his time to the research and performance of Michael Tippett’s Piano Concerto and has since received guidance on the work from Steven Osborne. He also takes great joy in thinking and writing about music, and as part of the RNCM’s Insights Series, was invited by the college to conduct an hour long interview with Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Henry started playing the piano at the age of six, and until 2018 was a pupil of Catherine Miller in Bristol. He subsequently studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Helen Krizos and Murray McLachlan, and is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the guidance of Charles Owen. He has been fortunate enough to participate in masterclasses from several renowned artists including Angela Hewitt, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Philippe Cassard, Peter Donohoe and Joanna Macgregor.

Henry is the Innholders’ Scholar at GSMD and is generously supported by Help Musicians UK, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust as the recipient of a Derek Butler Award.

Performances with the TSO: