Bryn Lewis has been Principal Harpist with the London Symphony Orchestra since 1994, prior to this he was Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra. As a guest he has played with all the London orchestras, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BerlinPhilharmonic and many others. Independently he is also active in the London studio scene recording music for Film and Television.
As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, Bryn has appeared in the UK, Europe, Japan, USSR and South America with a variety of ensembles, notably the LSO, Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nash Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and Orqueasta Cadaques.
Highlights include a tour of Japan and a recording for DG, of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Giussepe Sinopoli, Ken Smith and the Philharmonia. Recently he performed and recorded the Mozart Concerto in Spain with Sir Neville Marriner and the Orquesta Cadaques. In 2007 he opened the Chamber series at the Edinburgh international festival and played Mozart at the Barbican with James Galway and the LSO.
In 2009 he opened the classical season at the Vienna Konzerthaus performing the Debussy Danses with Valery Gergiev and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Bryn has premiered solo works by Elliot Carter, Robin Holloway and Dimitri Smirnov. He has also recorded a disc of Debussy with Marisa Robles and the Nash Ensemble for Virgin, and a collection of Benjamin Britten’s Folk Songs for Hyperion.
Bryn has given Masterclasses in London, Rio de Janeiro and Chicago, his own major Harp studies were with Jean Bell in Manchester and Renata Scheffel-Stein in London and he is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.