St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Lewis Lev – piano

Tuesday, 24 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Lewis Lev – piano

J Haydn

Sonata in D, Hob. XVI:14

Allegro

Minuet and Trio

Presto

R Schumann

Papillons

M Mussorgsky arr. Lev

Fantasy on themes from Boris Godunov

Lewis Lev graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded a Warden's scholarship. He was Professor of Pianoforte and Musical History at the Royal Marines School of Music. Since his debut in 1973, he has specialised in presenting eight dramatised musical biographies of composers, each a one-man show, in which he acts the title role and plays the piano music, having researched and written the scripts. He has performed throughout the UK. Memorable performances were 'A letter from Chopin' at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 'The Prokofiev Papers' at the Brighton International Festival and 'Impressions of Debussy' at the Engelse Kerk, Amsterdam. He has conducted Wembley Camerata and Wycombe Camerata, and given many solo recitals at London city churches. Recently, he took time out of music to take an MA in Aesthetics at Middlesex University and an MSc in the Neuroscience of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Most of all, he enjoys the aesthetic complexities and cameraderie of playing piano and strings. He has specialized in playing piano quartets and piano quintets, and also piano concertos which can be performed with string quartet. He is director of the Lyrica Ensemble, which performs musical shows for charity, recently raising over £2000 for good works including Leprosy relief in Africa.

Lewis Lev graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded a Warden's scholarship. He was Professor of Pianoforte and Musical History at the Royal Marines School of Music. Since his debut in 1973, he has specialised in presenting eight dramatised musical biographies of composers, each a one-man show, in which he acts the title role and plays the piano music, having researched and written the scripts. He has performed throughout the UK. Memorable performances were 'A letter from Chopin' at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and 'The Prokofiev Papers' at the Brighton International Festival. He has conducted Wembley Camerata and Wycombe Camerata, and given many solo recitals.