Christopher D. Lewis M.M, B.Mus Christopher is The Welsh Contemporary Harpsichordist and is currently based in San Francisco, California. Born in Rhiwbina, Wales, he moved to North America in 2005 to study harpsichord with Luc Beauséjour Hank Knox at McGill University, Montreal. In 2010 he relocated to California and completed a MM at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Corey Jamason, with a specialization in contemporary music.
In his 2010 debut as a recording artist, he released “The New Fangled Clavier" through the New Mix Music label; it featured old and new music and works commissioned especially for this CD. In late Summer 2012 he completed his first orchestral album with the worlds largest classical music label Naxos, recording Jean Francaix's “Harpsichord Concerto", Philip Glass's “Harpsichord Concerto", John Rutters' “Suite Antique" and “Tango" by Maurice Ohana. The CD is slated for release Summer 2013.
He has performed in the United Kingdom, Canada, The Netherlands, USA & the South Pacific. Equally at home with old and new music, his performances have a flair and style unique to him. His area of expertise as a musicologist is modern harpsichord music and its use—and the performers that revived the instrument—throughout the 20th century, and into and 21st.
A sought-after public speaker and narrator, Christopher has presented numerous lectures on the history of the harpsichord and narrated for many projects. Past projects include collaborations and performances with American Bach Soloists, The San Francisco Bach Choir, The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Ensemble Parallele and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music's New Music Ensemble.
Harpsichordist Christopher D. Lewis at Zuckermann Flemish Double.
Photo Credit, Drew Kelly Photography.