Billiard Room Session 14 // Lewis Banks

Thursday 18 May, 2023

Lewis Banks is a Scottish saxophonist praised by The Herald for his ‘virtuosity and blinding characterisation’. No stranger to diverse and adventurous concert programming, Lewis is rapidly developing a reputation as an exciting soloist who thrives on traversing genre borders.

Lewis’ recent work include his new album, Chrysalis (2021), featuring lush Island soundscapes, jazz – tinged electronica and genre – ambiguous drone music for solo saxophones and electronics. Lewis is also a regular guest with ensembles such as The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera.

Previously, Lewis studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he won most performance prizes, was awarded 100% recital marks in both his final degree recitals and graduated with The Principal’s Prize for Excellence in 2018. Future projects include new saxophone concertos by Electra Perivolaris, Jay Capperauld and the release of his second album.

Dates & Times

Pearce Institute
840 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU
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Thu 18 May 19:30- 21:00

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