“There are many prized recordings of the Beethoven sonatas from past masters and current artists. But if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr. Lewis’ s distinguished recordings.” Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.
Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to study privately with Alfred Brende. Today he regularly appears as soloist with the world’s great orchestras. He is also a frequent guest at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, and at the BBC Proms in 2010 he became the first person to play a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in a single season.
Paul Lewis has received numerous awards for his work including Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison music awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D’or de l’Annee, the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and many more. In the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Paul Lewis has released a number of records and his multi-award winning discography includes major solo and piano works as well as concertos by Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert, Schuman, Mussorgsky and Brahms.