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MUSICIAN REVIEWS

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STEPHEN MONTAGUE

Solo Piano Recital: St. John's, Smith Square, London

Lewis gave a brilliant performance of my After Ives... for piano set at St. John's, Smith Square (London) which was not only technically but theatrically a real tour de force! I was thrilled by his performance at every level.

FRANCES WILSON

Solo Piano Recital: St. John's, Smith Square, London

The piano works in this segment combined Lisztian virtuosity in tumultuous passages with moments of repose, delicate far-away melodies and fragments of hymn tunes. The concert closed with After Ives (1993) which ends with an outrageously rambunctious and “perverse homage” to J P Sousa, whom Ives apparently detested, quoting his famous The Stars and Stripes Forever on the piano with Chopinesque melodic interjections and Lisztian extravagance, all masterfully and very wittily handled by Lewis Kingsley Peart. (Full review at crosseyedpianist.com)

RUBY NIGHTINGALE

Voice & Piano Recital: The Swiss Church, Covent Garden, London

This July I had the joy of collaborating with Lewis Kingsley Peart on a recital of arias and songs at The Swiss Church, Covent Garden. The creative process with Lewis was a dream, and he is not only an incredibly skilled pianist but an open, aware, and gifted collaborator, too. The programme was heavy with quite challenging contemporary repertoire which he was able to learn under huge time constraints (he came to my rescue when I lost my pianist just a month before the recital!). He interpreted the Rorem and the Previn with as much ease and effortlessness as the Strauss and Weber. The Swiss Church is a very particular space to play in because of the immense reverberation, but Lewis took this in complete stride and adjusted each piece to fit the context of our performance space so sensitively. Lewis is professional, well prepared, calm, and efficient. He is an excellent communicator, musically and otherwise! He has a true gift, and though I did not know Lewis before this, I greatly look forward to working with him again in future! Ruby

EILEEN MURRAY

Solo Pianist: Art Exhibition, Lauderdale House

Lewis played an eclectic repertoire which created a wonderful and immersive atmosphere, enhancing the viewing experience during the art exhibition which was a private viewing of visual art at Lauderdale House. Lewis was professional throughout, and has a clear enthusiasm for performance and is passionately dedicated to his music.

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