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Biography

Lewis Kesterton is a classical pianist, teacher and writer based in London.


Since receiving his first piano lesson at the age of seven, Lewis’ passions for music and pedagogy have continually blossomed. He began his formal education in 2015 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of renowned concert pianists Mark Bebbington and Katharine Lam, where he developed not only proficiency as a musician but also a strong passion for teaching.



Lewis now continues his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire under the tutelage of Penelope Roskell. In 2019 he was selected as the recipient of the John Ireland Trust Piano Prize and recieved the second prize in the London College of Music’s Mona Blackman Competition in the same year. Performance is at the heart of his career: he often performs around the capital as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Lewis started teaching in 2014 and soon began to develop his own pedagogical techniques, transferable across instruments and ensembles and earned a strong reputation as a teacher. Since then, he has worked with talented young musicians across the country, built up a thriving private teaching practice in West London and has begun developing his own pedagogical materials.

Away from the piano, Lewis finds great enjoyment in singing, notably taking part in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Verdi’s Requiem in 2016, and being a member of the Hallé choir in their 2017-18 season. Lewis enjoys living in London with his partner and cat, Figaro.

 

Professional Memberships

 

Incorporated Society of Musicians

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European Piano Teachers Association