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L E W I S T O N
S H A R P E
C O M P O S E R - W R I T E R - T E A C H E R
"For me, writing music is the distillation of memory"
"We are united by the evolution of speech,
more than we are divided by our dispersal
among countless languages"
- writing in Babel: The Language Magazine
"A poem is a universal locus,
and a lens for all light"
- writing in The Spoken River: 100 sonnets
R E V I E W S
"Melodious ... impressionistic ... piquant" The Guardian
“David Lewiston Sharpe’s piano concerto, performed
by the Royal Phil last October and conducted by Nicholas Cleobury was fantastic and one piece we
had to share with listeners.” ClassicFM
"Astonishing encore [Memoria non est in mente] ... very
stately, and leaves the listener rather reflective."
Michael S. Zerban, O-Ton
“Very lovely music … a life experience”
Arvo Pärt [on Lewiston Sharpe's Piano Concerto No.1]
P E R F O R M A N C E S
N E W S
2 March 2021
The new album release is announced, CAPRICCIO - première recordings by violinist Hayley Bullock, cellist Dmitrij Gornowskij, pianist Amir Tebenikhin. The album is released on Friday, 16 April. Duos, trios and solo sonatas, including the title duo, Capriccio.
7 August 2020
Coverage of the new album, In The Tavern Of Sweet Songs – reviewed in The Guardian by Erica Jeal, "soprano Lucy Knight and tenor Jeff Stewart weave melodious vocal lines above Nigel Foster's piano playing, sometimes impressionistic, sometimes piquant ... beautifully evocative ... crystal clarity". – Review
3 August 2020
The 'Meet the Artist' series, developed by 'The Cross-
Eyed Pianist' (aka Frances Wilson) has published an interview in the wake of the release of the new CD. Read the interview online here – Meet the Artist
31 July 2020
The new CD recording of the 60-minute song cycle
In The Tavern Of Sweet Songs, will be released on
31 July. Distributed by Proper Music Distribution; a vivid, intense performance by Lucy Knight, Jeff Stewart, and Nigel Foster. MORE
Hayley Bullock (violin),
Dmitrij Gornowskij (cello)
Andriana Yordanova (soprano)
Ramona Zammit Formosa (piano)
as heard on the show on
16 July 2019 (CLICK IMAGE).