"Lewis' final note, fading into complete silence, left the audience momentarily mesmerized."
"Known for his imaginative programming and his ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, Lewis is dedicated to promoting the value of music in education while he tours as a concert violinist."
"With a large vibrato, Lewis' tone sang beautifully through the work, projecting nicely above the orchestra. The left-handed contortions that Bruch called for were entirely under Lewis' control..."
"Violinist Brian Lewis brought enthusiasm and joy to his performance of the last violin concerto, the so-called "Turkish."
"[Brian Lewis'] performance was vigorous and exciting."
"Lewis...played with a blossomy tone and a good sense for drawn-out melodies. That good sense came in handy for Bernstein's more loquacious passages [Serenade]."
"Lewis is extremely musical, has a great sound, good intonation and phrasing...[he] displayed his good control and perfect technique always at the service of the music."
When Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra music director Michael Butterman announced the all-Mozart concert that would be the second classical subscription event of the current season, he almost invited ske
"Lewis...performed with admirable musicianship [Mendelssohn Concerto]. His sweet tone was enhanced by perfect dexterity and couched in sensitive delivery."
There is only one free chair remaining in the archive room at Chateau d’Ainay-le-Vieil. Three hundred people are crowded in for the opening evening of 72 Hours in August. This year, there is somethi
"The figure of Brian Lewis towers among the ranks of the champion...He proved his mettle beyond any doubt.."
"There are a lot of fine violinists on the concert stage today, but few can match Lewis for an honest virtuosity that supremely serves the music... This is artistry that isn't to be missed."
"Watching Brian Lewis teach is among the world's more enjoyable pleasures..."
"Lewis not only skillfully mastered virtually all of these tricks [Paganini Concerto No. 1], he also played with real feeling and with an almost boyish innocence that made the audience love him."
"The evening concluded grandly with Brian Lewis's impassioned liming of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Lewis...is a charismatic star... whose impeccable virtuosity and emotional directness w
"Both Sinfonia Toronto...and Brian Lewis have performed in Barrie before, so anticipation of an exceptional evening was high. The audience was not to be disappointed."
Heart of America Suzuki Association