Derri Joseph Lewis


Derri Joseph Lewis Hailed as “bold, clear-headed and original” (BBC Music Magazine), prize-winning British composer Derri Joseph Lewis is making a name for himself as a unique voice in new music. With a vivid and playful approach to timbre and rhythm, Derri’s work often explores themes of belonging, lived experiences, and LGBTQIA+ identity. Accolades for his music include a prestigious 2022 Ivor Novello nomination for his choral work Something Exciting. Deeply passionate about vocal music, Derri’s distinctive musical style has been championed by leading musicians including National Youth Choir, the Choir of King’s College London, and mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston. His works have been heard as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Ludlow English Song Weekend, and performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Derri studied at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Zürich University of the Arts, and King’s College London. His music is available on NMC and Delphian, and is published by Stainer & Bell.

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LFCCM 2024