St Bride's: Music - Lewis Kesterton – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Lewis Kesterton – piano

Tuesday, 18 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Lewis Kesterton – piano

F Chopin

Etude op. 25 no. 1

Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 no.1

J S Bach-Busoni

Chaconne in D minor

J Ireland

'The Island Spell' from 'Decorations'

'The Palm and May' from 'Greenways'

Lewis Kesterton is a British classical pianist and teacher based in London. Since receiving his first piano lesson at the age of seven, Lewis's love of music has continually blossomed. Achieving Grade Eight with distinction in 2013, Lewis went on to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of renowned concert pianists Mark Bebbington and Katharine Lam, where he developed not only proficiency as a musician, but also a strong passion for teaching.

After taking a gap year, Lewis now continues his studies at the London College of Music under the tutelage of Jeremy Davis, as well as with Penelope Roskell, and was recently selected as the recipient of the College's John Ireland Prize. Performance is at the heart of his career: he often performs around the capital as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Joining the faculty of a private music school in the Midlands in 2016, he began to develop his own pedagogical techniques, transferable across instruments and ensembles, and built up a strong reputation as a teacher. Since then, he has taught in private music schools across the country, as well as privately, whilst also working as a freelance pianist, accompanist and writer.

Away from the piano, Lewis finds great enjoyment in singing, having previously taken part in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Verdi's Requiem in 2016, and being a member of the Hallé choir in their 2017-18 season.

Lewis Kesterton is a British classical pianist and teacher based in London. Having formerly studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Mark Bebbington and Katharine Lam, he now continues his studies at the London College of Music under the guidance of Jeremy Davis and Penelope Roskell, where he was recently the recipient of the John Ireland Prize. Lewis teaches and performs around the Capital as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, and takes great delight in introducing lesser-known composers and works to his audiences.