Virtuoso violinist returns to honor teacher
Lewis' mother, Alice Joy Lewis, was herself an accomplished violinist and teacher. But she wanted her son to learn from another instructor - in part to avoid conflicts - and was interested in the teaching method developed by famed Japanese violin teacher Shinichi Suzuki, which Allen still uses with the 20 students in her studio.
April 01 2016
Starting in 1972 and continuing for 10 years, Alice Joy Lewis drove her son twice a week to Allen's house - once for a private lesson, once for a group lesson.
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A young Brian Lewis takes a bow during a recital. Lewis, now 37 and a virtuoso violin player, has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and released seven solo CDs. He'll honor his former teacher, Eleanor Allen, during a concert Sunday at the First Baptist Church in...