Double Bassist

Lewis Braham

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Lewis is a graduate from the Royal College of Music. He is a freelance Double Bassist, Session Musician and Teacher.

Born in Suffolk, Lewis Braham began playing the bass at the age of fifteen. He is a graduate from the Royal College of Music in London and studied with Tony Hougham, the Principal Double Bass of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Since beginning his studies at the RCM, Lewis has performed in many prestigious venues across London and the UK, including the Nutcracker with the English National Ballet at London Coliseum, Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the London Concert Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, London Concert Orchestra at Symphony Hall Birmingham, Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilderness Orchestra at Wilderness Festival, Latitude Festival, the X Factor Live Show at Fountain Studios Wembley, Stonefree Festival at the 02 Arena, and many concerts at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Maida Vale Studios, Snape Maltings and St Paul's Cathedral. Lewis is an experienced session player, he has played in recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios, Angel Studios and Metropolis Studios, and whilst studying he was also in demand within the Royal College of Music, recording new works by its student composers. Lewis was recently in the studio recording the Double Bass backing tracks for the ABRSM’ new Initial Double Bass Exam Pack for 2020 – 2023 which was is designed to help beginners measure their progress and celebrate their achievements. He has worked with many internationally renowned conductors and musicians such as Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Roger Norrington, Edward Gardner, Nicola Benedetti, Jennifer Pike, Emma Johnson, Michael Collins, Milos Karadaglic, Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman, Laura Mvula, Liane Carroll and Will Young. Lewis has also performed in masterclasses with distinguished bassists Joel Quarrinton, Enrico Fagone, Gabriele Ragghianti, Dan Styffe, Paul Ellison and Donovan Stokes. In 2015 Lewis premiered 'Leaving St Kilda' a piece composed for him by renowned bassist David Heyes. Leaving St Kilda depicts the last few days and the evacuation of the island St. Kilda in the 1930's after centuries of inhabitation. Lewis is the Lower Strings Tutor for the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, where he held the position of principal Bass before he moved to London. He has toured extensively around Europe with the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, performing in many venues in across Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic and Poland. As well as performing Lewis holds many teaching posts around the country including; Visiting Teacher of Double Bass at St John’s College School in Cambridge, Visiting Teacher of Double Bass at Brentwood School, Visiting Teacher of Double Bass at South Lee School in Bury St Edmunds, Double Bass Tutor for Saffron Centre for Young Musicians, Instrumental Teacher for Thurrock and teaches privately. In the Summer of 2017 Lewis was the Co-Director and String Orchestra Conductor for the Musicale Course in Cambridge. Lewis is a budding conductor, having studied under Peter Stark and Natalia Luis-Bassa. He also partakes in participatory music education, which involves organising musical workshops for children and adults.

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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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YOUNGYEE C, 2 years ago

It was such a smooth and joyful experience working with Orpheus Sinfonia.