About Me

Praised for his intelligent musicality and striking beauty of tone, pianist Stephen Lewis is an accomplished and experienced accompanist and soloist who has performed throughout the United States.  He has won numerous awards and honors, including the Oberlin Conservatory's Katzenberg-Braun Family Scholarship for the Most Outstanding Senior Collaborative Pianist (2006) and the Pi Kappa Lambda Award for Musicality (2006).  Stephen's last solo recital tour to Worthington, Masschusetts; Athens, Georgia and San Diego in 2008 featured a program of Elliott Carter's Piano Sonata, Brahms' Variationen und Fuge über ein Thema von Händel, and Messiaen's L'alouette calandrelle.

Currently living in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephen works as a freelance pianist in a wide variety of situations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and throughout the city.  Stephen has appeared as an accompanist for the First Unitarian Society, Fox Point Lutheran Church, and the UW-Madison Women's Chorus and University Chorus.  An accomplished organist, he also performs at church services, weddings, and many other special occasions.

Stephen holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of California, San Diego where he studied under Monique Duphil, Aleck Karis, James Howsmon, and Philip Highfill.  He also studied at the University of Georgia with Richard Zimdars.  Stephen was a vocal coach and assistant music director at the Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival for two seasons, working with many of the finest young professional singers of New York City and Washington, D.C.  He has also earned degrees in composition, studying with Roger Reynolds, Chinary Ung, Philippe Manoury, Lei Liang, Adrian Childs, Lewis Nielson, and Randolph Coleman.