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Lewis works as a conductor and assistant in the UK and abroad. His work has been recognised in International Competitions, Masterclasses and he enjoys a schedule of work that combines performance, education and research. He was Guest Conductor for the Brasov Philarmonic (Romania) in 2013, and returned to conduct the Berlin Sinfonietta in 2014 and the Toscana Classica Orchestra (Italy) in 2015. He is Music Director of Opera Holloway, Guildford Opera and Guest Conductor to a number of London orchestras. As a lecturer for the UK based Opera Prelude, Lewis has directed the UK premiere of Mercadante’s opera Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio.


Lewis has also conducted operas by Barber, Bellini, Bernstein, Bizet, Britten, Donizetti, Handel, Humperdinck, Massenet, Menotti, Mercadante, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Purcell, Rossini, Sullivan, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Verdi and Walton. Please see www.lewisgaston.com for a full biography.

Lewis Gaston