Derri Joseph Lewis

Derri Joseph Lewis

Derri Joseph Lewis is a prize-winning Welsh composer. In 2022, Derri collaborated with a number of world-class musicians, including guitarist Tom McKinney (in partnership with Psappha Ensemble) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Derri has a passion for vocal and choral music. Writing in both English and Welsh, his songs have been featured by Oxford Lieder Festival and Ludlow English Song Weekend, and recorded as part of Helen Charlston’s ‘Isolation Songbook’ on the Delphian label. 

Derri’s music often explores a playful approach to timbre and rhythm, and incorporates themes of LGBTQ+ identity. He has been awarded many prestigious awards, including the Sound and Music COVID-19 Composer Award, the Welsh Music Guild Paul Mealor Bursary, and the National Centre for Early Music Young Composer Award in association with BBC Radio 3.

In 2020, Derri graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, having studied with Joseph Davies & Ceri Tippetts, and completing a study-abroad term at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Biography

Derri Joseph Lewis is a prize-winning Welsh composer. In 2022, Derri collaborated with a number of world-class musicians, including guitarist Tom McKinney (in partnership with Psappha Ensemble) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Derri has a passion for vocal and choral music. Writing in both English and Welsh, his songs have been featured by Oxford Lieder Festival and Ludlow English Song Weekend, and recorded as part of Helen Charlston’s ‘Isolation Songbook’ on the Delphian label. 

Derri’s music often explores a playful approach to timbre and rhythm, and incorporates themes of LGBTQ+ identity. He has been awarded many prestigious awards, including the Sound and Music COVID-19 Composer Award, the Welsh Music Guild Paul Mealor Bursary, and the National Centre for Early Music Young Composer Award in association with BBC Radio 3.

In 2020, Derri graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, having studied with Joseph Davies & Ceri Tippetts, and completing a study-abroad term at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

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