Praised for his “brilliant technique and control” (Chronicle Journal) and “Wonderful musical personality” (Winnipeg Free Press), Canadian violinist Gregory Lewis enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Since making his debut with Consortium Aurora Borealis at the age of fifteen, Lewis has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Academy Virtuosi, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. Lewis is a First Prize winner of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition, Canadian National Music Festival, and Yale Chamber Music Competition, as well as a Second Prize winner of the WMC McLellan Competition, Virtuoso e Belcanto Violin Competition, and the Concours de musique du Canada.
Lewis grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he studies with Olga Medvedeva for eleven years. He holds degrees from the Univesity of Manitoba, Yale University, and the Colburn School, where he studies with Oleg Pokhanovski, WSO violinist Chris Anstey, Ani Kavafian, and Martin Beaver. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale University, studying with Ani Kavafian as a George W. Miles fellowship recipient.