Brian Lewis, violin
Brian Lewis has been a mainstay of the 72 Hours of August with an almost continuous presence at the festival for over 20 years. He is director of the Starling Delay Symposium for violin education in Julliard. Proclaimed Artist of the Year in 1998 by the Young Audiences, he made his debut at Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York. He has been a soloist with the Berlin, Syracuse, and New York Symphony Orchestras, and in 2006 gave his first recital at Lincoln Center.
Winner of the Mid-America Violin Competition and winner of the Sony ES award. He is an associate professor of violin at the Austin School of Music in Texas.