2017 FacultySaul Lewis

Head Of Brass, Horn Faculty

After gaining a contract with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as Principal Third Horn in 2009, Saul was successful in becoming a permanent member of the orchestra in 2010. Since then he has been busy in Melbourne's cultural life as a lecturer at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Monash University and the University of Melbourne. He has also been sought after as a chamber musician. He was a founding member of Melbourne Winds, which has since toured China, been involved in the MSO Chamber Series and was invited to be part of the MRC Local Heroes series in 2015 where he was reviewed for "carving a supple line" and his "hyper-resonance." He was also well reviewed for his performance of the Schubert Octet with renowned violinist James Ehnes.   

Prior to Melbourne, Saul was a resident in Sydney as Principal Third Horn of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra for 17 years. He has worked overseas in the Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn on a job exchange for six months and was active in Germany as a chamber musician. He has recorded in a diverse range of projects including classical and film scores to jazz groups and a children’s group called Little Maestros. He has played Principal Horn with the TSO and been a guest player with most orchestras in Australia. He has also travelled to Malaysia as a guest with the MPO. Saul has been a soloist on stage at the Sydney Opera House with the Cove Chamber Orchestra and was favourably reviewed for his "fine horn playing." 

He has an A.S.C.M. and Masters Degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Anthony Buddle and Campbell Barnes and in 1984 he was awarded a Big Brother Scholarship and spent six months studying in London and Germany with some of the worlds leading players. Saul is very honoured to have been appointed Head of Brass at ANAM in June 2015 and is an enthusiastic golfer in any spare time he can find. 

 

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