2020-21 Season, Live Stream No1 Via The EDMC YouTube Channel

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 8pm

A Recital by Lewis Daniel Banks Saxophone

Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists’ Award.

Lewis Daniel Banks

Programme

  • Antal Dorati – ……………………………..5 Pieces (Berceuse, Legerdemain)
  • Ryo Noda – ………………………………….Mai
  • Jay Capperauld – ………………………..Deja Vu
  • Will Gregory – ……………………………Interference

To watch the live stream recital click here after 19:45 on Wednesday 20 may 2020

Lewis Banks is a Scottish saxophonist dedicated to exploring the music of the past and future through dynamic live performances.  Previously, Lewis studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Bachelor and Masters degrees where he was awarded 100% in his final recitals, performed as soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was awarded the Principal’s Prize in his final year.

Following this, Lewis has been working regularly with ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC SSO, BBC Philharmonic and Scottish Opera.  His work as a soloist has seen him give recitals at the Purcell Room, St Martin in the Fields and reach the final of the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition (2018) and the wind final of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition (2019).

Lewis is passionate about creating new live experiences for audiences and recently developed his first project ‘Afterlife’.  Inspired by David Eagleman’s work ‘Sum: 40 tales from the Afterlives’ and featuring music by Jay Capperauld and film by Paul Wright,  Afterlife was presented at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and subsequently at Sir James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst Festival.  It will appear at the Glasgow Cathedral Festival in Autumn 2020. Lewis continues to teach and mentor young players alongside his work as a performer, teaching saxophone at Hamilton College and Wellington School.  He recently visited Chetham’s School of Music to give visiting saxophone classes and presentations on his work as a musician.

This event is kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists’ Award.

Making Music is the UK’s leading organisation for leisure-time music, with over 3,500 music groups in membership. Since its creation in 1961 its Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme (PDGYA) has helped to launch the careers of dozens of young musicians, including those of Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Ogden. It is made possible by the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, which promotes young artists and composers. www.makingmusic.org.uk/pdgya

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