British pianist Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His visionary interpretations of repertoire landmarks, imaginative programming and ability to give fresh life to even the most familiar of compositions have drawn worldwide critical acclaim and secured his status among today’s finest performers. He is also an extensive recording artist, and his multi-award-winning discography for Harmonia Mundi showcases his work as a soloist and chamber musician.
Lewis appears regularly as soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2019, he is Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Artist in Residence.
Lewis’ 2019/20 season sees the completion of his two-year recital series which explores the connections between the sonatas of Haydn, the late piano works of Brahms, and Beethoven’s Bagatelles and Diabelli Variations. He will perform the final programme at the Royal Festival Hall London, Melbourne Recital Centre, Oji Hall Tokyo and at New York's 92Y Concerts series. This season also sees him perform with the Hallé, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal. Celebrating Beethoven Year, he will release a boxset of the Diabelli Variations, the complete Piano Sonatas and Piano Concertos on Harmonia Mundi in November 2019; his recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles is due out in summer 2020.