Classical Upper Strings
Levels 1-5 (Virtual)
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 the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Academy Virtuosi, Strathcona Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. Named one of CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30”, Lewis received First Prize at the 2017 Canadian National Music Festival and Second Prize at the 2022 WMC McLellan Competition, in addition to top prizes received in the Concours de Musique du Canada, Virtuoso e Belcanto Violin Competition, and Yale Chamber Music Competition
In 2022, Lewis had the great privilege of joining the Callisto Quartet. The Callisto Quartet has received Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and has appeared at notable venues including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. The Callisto Quartet serves as Quartet in Residence at Yale University, and is managed worldwide by Kanzen Arts. Lewis’s passion for chamber music has also led to performances at the Aspen, Four Seasons, Norfolk, Olympic, Ravinia, and Toronto Summer music festivals.
Lewis serves as Assistant Director of the Heartbeat Music Project, a non-profit organization serving K-12 youth living on the Navajo Reservation. He also teaches the Yale College Chamber Music Seminar, in addition to serving as an adjudicator and juror for numerous competitions throughout North America. Lewis received his education at the Colburn Conservatory, Yale University, and University of Manitoba, studying with Olga Medvedeva, Oleg Pokhanovski, Chris Anstey, Ani Kavafian, and Martin Beaver.