Friends of Music Presents: Nathan Lewis on Violin and Piano
Sunday, September 22
St. Michael’s Friends of Music will present brilliant young violinist/pianist Nathan Lewis. His mixed program will include Baroque violin music and Romantic piano
solos. The 4:00 p.m. program (no admission charge) will continue with a reception to which all are invited
Please join us, and bring a music-loving friend (or two!).
Nathan Lewis was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1993. He began studying the violin at the age of 3, began playing the piano at the age of 5, and started formal piano lessons at the age of 8. His aptitude for music was apparent from an early age, performing Paganini's 24th caprice at the age of 8 while attending the National Cello Institute.
In 2006 he relocated to the United States and began studying violin with Aimee Kreston at the Colburn School of Music and piano with David Dunford at the Pioneer School of Music. He currently attends the University of California Irvine, studying violin with Haroutune Bedelian.
As a violinist, Nathan has performed at numerous recitals at UCI, the Colburn School of Music, and music festivals such as the Sierra Academy of Music and the Green Lake Music Festival. He has participated in lessons and masterclasses with Corey Cerovsek, Almita Vamos, and Hagai Shaham. He has also been heavily involved in chamber music on both the violin and piano.
Nathan currently teaches piano and musicianship classes at the Pioneer School of Music, where he hopes to instill a passion for music in younger aspiring artists. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, chess, and tennis.
Join the St. Mike's Friends of Music or renew your membership. Information is in the sanctuary and in Michael's Room. Through donations to the Friends of Music, the parish presents professional musical groups, holds musical fellowship events, organizes excursions to local musical events, upgrades the organ, and purchases new instruments.