Luke Lewis (Cyfansoddwr / Composer)
Born in 1988 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Luke Lewis studied composition under Joe Duddell at the University of Salford, Hans Abrahamsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and is now completing a doctorate under Robert Saxton at Christ Church, Oxford, with the support of an AHRC/Christ Church Scholarship. He was also mentored by the late Steve Martland and teaches composition at Oxford himself. His music has been performed internationally and recent highlights include a premiere by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, opening the 2014 Pulsar Festival in Copenhagen with the Athelas Sinfonietta, and setting words by Sir Geoffrey Hill for Orkest de Ereprijs in the Netherlands. Alongside his classical composition, he works as an orchestrator and music supervisor for various projects, often collaborations between orchestras and pop bands, and is also an editor of baroque/classical opera.