FROM THE CRITICS

“Dazzling and masterful playing…a great artist.”
(The Chronicle, Muskegon, MI)

“A satisfying and remarkably lucid showcase…joyous.”
(The Birmingham News, AL)

“Dr. Lewis played with great authority, but also with an elegance and sensitivity to style, room, and instrument, and received the first standing ovation of the [AGO] convention.”
(The American Organist)

“The 50th anniversary celebration of the Bach Festival culminated in a very impressive organ recital by Huw Lewis. A performer with an international reputation, he presented an almost-all-Bach program of thoroughly challenging works….With panache, Lewis deftly negotiated the many moods and rapid-fire register changes that make this work (Liszt BACH) such a dynamic closing number.”
(Kalamazoo Gazette, MI)

“The best playing of the [orchestra concert] evening was that of guest organist Huw Lewis…exceptionally well played. In the hands of a master organist like Lewis, one would hardly know this theater’s organ was never designed to play the classical repertoire.”
(The Muskegon Chronicle, MI)

 “Superb music, superbly executed…His repertoire included the greatest, most demanding of the master works for organ and he plays them with great understanding, technical mastery and sensitivity….Lewis, with incredible technical skill, kept everything under control and tasteful. It was a thrilling performance…extremely satisfying.”
(The Holland Sentinel, Michigan)

FROM THE PRESENTERS

“A stunning recital that can only be described as breathtaking!…the kind of transcendent performance one always hopes for, but only gets to experience once or twice in a lifetime–if that!”
(Alfred Fedak, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY)

“Huw’s playing was really fabulous-thoughtful, engaging, and virtuosic when appropriate but musically crafted and mature at all times. He charmed the audience with both his playing and his informative commentary on the music…it was simply a delight to have him here.”
(Don H. Horisberger, Lake Forest, IL)

“It was a delight to present Huw Lewis…The audience responded enthusiastically to his performance, which was at once energetic and sensitive.”
(Robert Lee, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Jackson, MI)

“Lewis is a virtuoso organist, a consummate professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”
(Brian Obits, West Shore Symphony Orchestra, Muskegon, MI)

“Absolutely stunning…fabulous performance. His consummate playing combined with his gifts as a raconteur and very great personal charm endeared him to everyone.”
(Larry Myland, First Presbyterian Church, Richland, MI)

“Apart from being immensely enjoyable, it was an object lesson in how to prepare for, and give, a performance at the highest level on an instrument not of your choosing. Another memorable feature was the marvelous freshness of [his] playing following so many hours of grinding practice.”
(K. B. Lyndon, RCCO, London, Ontario)

“I must tell you how delighted we were with the masterful performance by Huw Lewis…I am thrilled with the musicality of his playing. Anyone who can command the attention of an audience made up of non-concert-goers on the most gorgeous Sunday afternoon of the fall while playing a Bach Trio-Sonata on the most mediocre of instruments is an artist indeed.”
(Larry L. Wheelock, recital at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Haddon Heights, NJ)

“Our experience with Huw Lewis was absolutely wonderful. He not only provided an absolutely stunning performance, but his outgoing personality and willingness to meet people was above and beyond what was expected. His verbal program notes were informative, entertaining, and precise and added much to the program. We thank you for working with our congregation on this joyous event and highly recommend Dr. Lewis as a truly unique and rare concert artist.”
(Karin Schrouder, Grace Episcopal Church, Traverse City, MI)