Born in 1988 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Luke Lewis studied composition under Joe Duddell at the University of Salford, Hans Abrahamsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and recently completed a doctorate under Profs. Robert Saxton and Jonathan Cross at Christ Church, Oxford, with the support of an AHRC/Christ Church Scholarship. He was also mentored by the late Steve Martland and himself teaches composition and analysis at Oxford.
His music has been performed internationally and recent highlights include a premiere by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, opening the 2014 Pulsar Festival in Copenhagen with the Athelas Sinfonietta, and setting a text by Sir Geoffrey Hill for Orkest de Ereprijs in the Netherlands.
Alongside classical composition, he is much in demand as an orchestrator and music supervisor for recording sessions, pop bands, films, and various other projects. An experienced freelance editor and copyist too, he's worked for publishers on everything from critical editions of baroque opera, instrumental exam syllabuses, to contemporary classical works. Also, he writes programme notes and short pieces on contemporary music from time to time.