Tony Lu and Christopher Lewis in Concert: Joy and Reflection, Piano Duet Music of Bach, Gluck, Schubert, and Schumann
Tony Lu, B.A. from Bennington College with concentrations in Mathematics, History and Piano Performance. Born in Wuhan, China in 1997, Tony started learning and playing the piano at age 5 and due to his visual impairment, he has always learned music by ear. Tony began to study in the US in 2013 and has performed with various different chamber music groups and orchestras both in high school and college, including Alton Symphony Orchestra and Sage City Symphony. Tony has worked closely and performed with many Bennington College music faculty, including Christopher Lewis, Yoshiko Sato, Joan Forsyth, Nathaniel Parke, Kaori Washiyama, and Allen Shawn, both on and off campus. Tony also worked as a piano tutor, music history, & analysis lecturer, and accompanist helping students in the music department. Together, Tony is also an active faculty member of Sonata International Piano Camp and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp in Bennington, VT. In addition to performing, Tony enjoys teaching piano, music history, analysis, classical piano improvisations, as well as chamber music.
Christopher Lewis has taught and performed throughout the United States, Italy, and British Columbia. He has given concerts in major venues such as Carnegie, Weill, and Alice Tully Halls (New York); Orchestra Hall (Detroit); Empire State Performing Arts Center (Albany, New York); Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, Vermont); and Bennington Center for the Arts. A prizewinner at the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetizky Society, he has made recordings for the Newport Classics label. He has held faculty positions at New York University as well as several private schools in New York City. He earned his B.A. from SUNY Purchase and has been an instructor at Bennington College since 2010. Chris was FOMAG’s organist for its 2006 Messiah Sing.