I had a wonderful time at the Bangor Music Festival last week, where the BBC National Orchestra of Wales premiered my work Is there no seeker of dreams that were?, as part of a Tŷ Cerdd celebration of Welsh women composers.

The entire concert will be featured on BBC Radio 3, during their International Women’s Day celebrations on 8th April.

Fellow Welsh composer and writer Steph Power wrote a review of the concert:

Lewis took us into more avant-garde territory with Is there no seeker of dreams that were?: the second of three world premieres, and a piece full of imaginative sonorities involving bowed percussion, agitated woodwind, fast, glissandi strings and more. Inspired by Cale Rice Young’s poem ‘New Dreams for Old’, and dedicated to the memory of her grandmother, Lewis’ sudden swerve into more diatonic, melodic writing was arresting towards the close.

You can read the full review here.


The BBC National Orchestra of Wales in rehearsal (cond. Tecwyn Evans)

Fellow Welsh composers (L-R): Mared Emlyn, Hilary Tann, Lynne Plowman, myself, Rhian Samuel, Steph Powers and Festival Director Guto Puw.