Paul was recognised for his recordings of Piano Concertos Nos 1-5 with BBC Symphony Orchestra + the Complete Piano Sonatas. The full list can be foundhere.
The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The University of Queensland.
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His
cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received
unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his
reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the
central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included
the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two
Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D'or de l'Annee,
the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale
Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music
award. He holds honorary degrees from Liverpool, Edge Hill, and
Southampton Universities, and was appointed Commander of the Order of
the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.
appears regularly as soloist with the world's great orchestras,
including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, London
Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York
Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw,
Cleveland, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philharmonia, and Mahler
The 16/17 season included Beethoven concerto
cycles with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony
Orchestra, and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, appearances
with the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding, the Philharmonia with
Andris Nelsons, Chicago Symphony with Manfred Honeck, and the Bavarian
Radio Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink. The 18/19 season sees the
continuation of a two year recital series exploring connections between
the sonatas of Haydn, the late piano works of Brahms, and Beethoven's
Bagatelles and Diabelli Variations.
Paul Lewis’ recital career
takes him to venues such as London's Royal Festival Hall, Alice Tully
and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in
Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam, and the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus. He is also a
frequent guest at the some of the world's most prestigious festivals,
including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Schubertiade, Edinburgh, Salzburg,
Lucerne, and the BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first person to
play a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in a single season.
multi-award winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the
complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli
Variations, Liszt’s B minor Sonata and other late works, all
of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life
including the 3 song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore, solo works by
Schumann and Mussorgsky, and the Brahms D minor piano concerto with the
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Future recording
plans include a multi-CD series of Haydn sonatas, Beethoven's
Bagatelles, and works by Bach.
Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to
study privately with Alfred Brendel. He is co-Artistic Director of
Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in
Buckinghamshire, UK, and the Leeds International Piano Competition.