Glasgow born guitarist Lewis Dunsmore took up the guitar at the age of 10 and by age 12 was performing across the country as a member of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble of Great Britain, most notably at the National Centre for Early Music (York), the Adrian Boult Hall (Birmingham) and the Bolivar Hall (London).
Lewis has vast experience as both a classical and electric guitarist. As a classical guitarist he has performed in venues throughout Britain including at the Westbourne Chamber Music Series, as well as performances at significant festivals including the Big Guitar Weekend, Winchester Guitar Festival, World Youth Guitar Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Plug Festival and Glasgow Minimal festival where he played Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint in the presence of the composer. In 2012 he was selected to play the solo guitar part in the world premiere of Paul Mealor’s ‘I am the Gentle Light’ with the National Youth Choir of Scotland which included a short tour and a recording for BBC Television. As an electric guitarist he has been involved in many projects including performing works by Steve Martland and Morten Feldman at the Byre Theatre, St. Andrews and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the Glasgow Minimal festival, as well as a world premiere of Colin Broom’s Pictures of an Electronic Life with the Red Note Ensemble.
Passionate about Jazz, Lewis has performed in many venues, most notably at the Edinburgh Jazz Bar alongside Portuguese drummer Pedro Segundo. He has extensive experience playing in pit bands for musical theatre including playing for a production of The Addams family in the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. He has also been involved in numerous recording projects, most notably for Scottish Opera and BBC Television.