|Duo Harrington & Lewis, Ireland/ USA, 2010|
Tour Dates: 1 Apr - 12 Apr, 2010
“...plays with pure emotion, and with love and respect for the material as well as the instrument itself...”
Both violinist Gregory Harrington & pianist William Lewis have performed in many of the major concert halls across the world. Their debut disc "Reflections" - a collection the 16 classical and immensely popular pieces - gained great acclaim in the press: Critics’ Choice in Newsweek, bestseller on Amazon and radio play all over the
Both are accomplished chamber musicians - having performed with highly renowned and acclaimed artists and multiple recording artists. Their collaboration and tours have spanned 5 years They will be recording their second disc in July - the violin sonatas of Frederick Delius - and will continue touring and collaborating in the US and abroad.
He has toured and performed as soloist in venues throughout the US and Europe such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Merkin Hall, Ellis Island and the Tischman Auditorium in New York; Symphony Hall in Boston; the Armstrong Theatre, Los Angeles; Benaroya Hall, Seattle; The California Music Festival, Oakland; South Bank Center, London; Palacio Galaveis, Lisbon; The Hugh Lane Gallery, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and The National Concert Hall, Dublin. For his debut in the National Concert Hall,
As soloist, he has performed with the San Diego Symphony, RTE Concert Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfonica del IPN,
Gregory Harrington's dedication to 20th century and contemporary music is highlighted through close contacts with several eminent composers, including American composers Steve Gerber, Meira Warshauer and Scottish composer James MacMillan. He is committed to exploring the works of lesser know composers and has given premieres of concerti and recital works in London, Dublin, Mexico and New York including the Mexican premiere of Jorge Sosa's Concerto for violin and orchestra and "Capricho" for solo violin.
He received a bachelor's degree in International Commerce and Spanish literature from University College Dublin and a performance diploma in music from the Guildhall School of Music,
William Lewis is a highly sought after coach and accompanist who has just celebrated 40 years as a professional musician. He has served on the coaching staff of the State of the Opera, Texas Opera Theatre, Lake George Opera Festival and for several years was the head vocal coach for the Central City Opera House Association.
He has been on the faculties at both the New England and Boston Conservatories as well as
Other artists that Mr. Lewis appears with include Marcello Giordani, Maureen O’Flynn and Dr. Ronan Tynan. He has recorded with numerous artists and will soon be a published author.
“This debut CD “Reflection” features a sultry "Summertime" and a haunting performance of the theme from "Schindler's List" that, said one reviewer, rivals Ithzak Perlman's recording...”
“This debut CD “Reflection” is a collection of pieces that have very personal meaning to the artist, and it shows: he plays with pure emotion, and with love and respect for the material as well as the instrument itself. The pieces on this album illustrate the skillfulness and the depth with which he plays...”
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