Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis, piano

“Lewis’ deep insights into the emotional complications of this music were matched by his firm grasp of classical structure and the ways in which Schubert’s lyrical gift illuminates that structure. This was Schubert playing of a very high order.” – Chicago Tribune


The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the most poetic artists of his generation. His performances of the core piano works of Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide. His program will include Beethoven’s cherished “Moonlight” Sonata in C# minor and Schubert’s sublime Sonata in G Major, which Robert Schumann called “Schubert’s most perfect sonata in form and conception.”

Beethoven Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, no. 1, “Quasi una fantasia” Program Notes
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77 Program Notes
Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2, “Quasi una fantasia” (“Moonlight”) Program Notes
Schubert Sonata in G major, D. 894, op. 78 (“Fantasie”) Program Notes

Watch Paul Lewis perform Schubert’s final piano sonata in G major: