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Lewis Gaston

Lewis Gaston works as a conductor and assistant in the UK and abroad.

His work has been recognised in International Competitions, Masterclasses and he enjoys a schedule of work that combines performance, education and research. He has been Guest Conductor for the Brasov Philarmonic (Romania) and the Toscana Classica Orchestra (Italy). He has also conducted the Berlin Sinfonietta, Camerata di Fiorentina and the State Opera Rousse (Bulgaria). Lewis is Music Director of Kingston Philharmonia, Opera Holloway, Guildford Opera, Genesis Chorale, Bookham Choral Society and acts as Guest Conductor to a number of London orchestras and UK opera companies.

As a lecturer and conductor for Opera Prelude, Lewis has given the UK premiere of Mercadante's opera Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio, lectured on composers, artists and singers, and continues to give series of lectures on various operatic subjects.

Lewis' 2018 commitments span several genres including operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Holst, Yiu and Verdi, alongside great choral works such as Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Elgar's The Kingdom, as well as a host of orchestral works from iconic works such as the Elgar Cello Concerto to less performed pieces such as Stanford's 7th Symphony.