Peter Scott Lewis

Peter Scott Lewis

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birth_date = birth date|1953|8|31|
birth_place = San Rafael, California
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nationality = American
occupation = Composer
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Peter Scott Lewis (born August 31, 1953, San Rafael, California) is an American composer of classical music. His works have been commissioned and/or performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic; Chamber Symphony of Princeton; Berkeley Symphony; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Alexander, Orion, and Ciompi String Quartets; Dorian Wind Quintet; Seattle's Intiman Theater; and various conductors and soloists including Kent Nagano, Alan Gilbert, David Tanenbaum, and Kees Hülsmann.

Lewis's compositions include two violin concertos; "Guitar Concerto (Waves of Grain); Cello Concerto; Where the Heart Is Pure", for mezzo soprano and chamber orchestra; "Pacific Triptych" (orchestra); "An Urban Landscape" (orchestra); "River Shining Through" (string quartet); "Night Lights" (string quartet); "Rhapsodic Images" (piano trio); "Beaming Contrasts" (guitar and string quartet); "Through The Mountain" (cello and piano); "A Whistler's Dream" (flute and piano); "Three Suites for Guitar"; and "Sun Music", for piano; among others.

New Albion and Lapis Island Records have produced five CDs devoted to his music. They are "Beaming Contrasts" (1993), "Where The Heart Is Pure" (1996), "Peter Lewis: Three Suites For Guitar" (2003)*, "Atlantic Crossing/Rhapsodic Images" (2004), and "River Shining Through" (2007). Publisher: Theodore Presser Company.

Lewis graduated from Yale University School of Music (MM) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM). He studied composition with Andrew Imbrie, Jacob Druckman, Nicholas Maw, and Morton Subotnick, and studied guitar with Alirio Diaz and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and conducting with Arthur Weisberg.

* This artist is also commonly known as Peter Lewis, since his middle name is often omitted.

External links

* [ Official Website]
* [ Lewis Page at Theodore Presser]
* [ Lewis Page at New Albion Records]

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