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Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis BMUS MM HonFGMS

Associate Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology


Christopher D Lewis is a harpsichordist and a Naxos Records recording artist, and is an internationally known authority on the harpsichord in both classical contemporary music and in popular culture. Originally from Rhiwbina, Cardiff he relocated to Canada in 2005 to study at McGill University in Montréal, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree.

He went on to complete his Master of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, both degrees with a specialisation in contemporary music performance. He performs internationally, and has performed in Europe, North America and even in the South Pacific. He is currently completing an Arts and Humanities Research Council/National Trust funded PhD at the University of Southampton, which is focused on the history of the modern British harpsichord.

He is connected to the world of music marketing through planning and managing various different kinds of strategic promotional campaigns, often centred around social media, for a number of high-profile orchestras and musicians. He is continually seeking out the best and newest methods for musicians to utilise the power of social media to best promote their art. More information can be found at his homepage ( or through his Twitter profile (@newharpsichord).

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