December 2, 2016
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"Known for his imaginative programming and his ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, Lewis is dedicated to promoting the value of music in education while he tours as a concert violinist."


Yale News

"With a large vibrato, Lewis' tone sang beautifully through the work, projecting nicely above the orchestra. The left-handed contortions that Bruch called for were entirely under Lewis' control..."


austin360.com
Luke Quinton

"[Brian Lewis'] performance was vigorous and exciting."


Houston Chronicle
Charles Ward

"Lewis...played with a blossomy tone and a good sense for drawn-out melodies. That good sense came in handy for Bernstein's more loquacious passages [Serenade]."


Kansas City Star

"Violinist Brian Lewis brought enthusiasm and joy to his performance of the last violin concerto, the so-called "Turkish."


Daily Camera, Boulder
Kelly Dean Hansen

"Lewis is extremely musical, has a great sound, good intonation and phrasing...[he] displayed his good control and perfect technique always at the service of the music."


El Nuevo Dia (Puerto Rico)
Sylvia M. Lamoutte [in Spanish]

"Lewis...performed with admirable musicianship [Mendelssohn Concerto]. His sweet tone was enhanced by perfect dexterity and couched in sensitive delivery."


Berkshire Eagle

"The figure of Brian Lewis towers among the ranks of the champion...He proved his mettle beyond any doubt.."


Greenwich Time

"There are a lot of fine violinists on the concert stage today, but few can match Lewis for an honest virtuosity that supremely serves the music... This is artistry that isn't to be missed."


Topeka Capital-Journal

"Watching Brian Lewis teach is among the world's more enjoyable pleasures..."


Violinist.com
Laurie Niles

"Lewis not only skillfully mastered virtually all of these tricks [Paganini Concerto No. 1], he also played with real feeling and with an almost boyish innocence that made the audience love him."


Daily Hampshire Gazette (Greenfield)
Charles W. Pottol

"The evening concluded grandly with Brian Lewis's impassioned liming of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Lewis...is a charismatic star... whose impeccable virtuosity and emotional directness w


Topeka Capital-Journal

"Lewis' final note, fading into complete silence, left the audience momentarily mesmerized."


Barrie Examiner
Sandra Ruttan

"Both Sinfonia Toronto...and Brian Lewis have performed in Barrie before, so anticipation of an exceptional evening was high. The audience was not to be disappointed."


Barrie Examiner
Sandra Ruttan



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When Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra music director Michael Butterman announced the all-Mozart concert that would be the second classical subscription event of the current season, he almost invited ske


Kelly Dean Hansen
Daily Camera, Boulder



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There is only one free chair remaining in the archive room at Chateau d’Ainay-le-Vieil. Three hundred people are crowded in for the opening evening of 72 Hours in August. This year, there is somethi


Aymeric de Kerdel; trans. by Catharine Stoyanoff
La Montagne Montluçon



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