Biography

Samuel Lewis is a composer and arranger based in the West Midlands. Recent works include his one-act chamber opera The Happy Prince (based upon Oscar Wilde’s short story), and a score for James Piercy’s short film The Echo Chamber. Work is in progress for a large-scale opera of Macbeth, Sam’s most ambitious work to date, which will be performed in 2023.​

 

Sam studied composition with Dr Richard Whalley at the University of Manchester, graduating with a Masters degree in 2014. His works have been performed by many leading British-based performers, including Psappha, the Berkeley Ensemble, and the Bass Edwin Kaye. In 2014, Sam was the winner of the New Cobbett Prize for composition with his chamber piece Sequenza, which was subsequently recorded by the Berkeley Ensemble for their album, ‘Cobbett’s Legacy’ (Resonus).

​Since graduating, Sam has become an integral part of Bimingham’s music scene. He is the resident accompanist for Rainbow Voices, the West Midlands LGBT choir, and produces pop compositions/arrangements for their concerts. Most recently, the choir performed Sam’s arrangement of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance on the main stage at Birmingham Pride 2021.