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Ensemble Obiora

Brandyn Lewis

Last updated: June 29, 2021

Brandyn Lewis is an interim section double bassist in the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal and freelance musician in the Montreal area. He has had the privilege of playing a wide range of repertoire with the OSM under the direction of maestros Kent Nagano, Rafael Payare, Suzanna Malkki, Sir Andrew Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, to name a few, and in 2019, he toured across Europe and South America playing in some of the most prestigious concert halls. As an octobassist, he has made appearances with the OSM and the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières.    

 Brandyn has also performed with other ensembles such as the Orchestre Classique de Montreal, Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, Filmharmonique, and Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime. He has equally done chamber music collaborations with members of the OSM and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.   

Native of Montreal, Brandyn met the double bass at age eleven and later studied with René Gosselin at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal. In 2017, he received a B.Mus in classical performance with Outstanding Achievement, at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University with Ali Yazdanfar.  

Brandyn is proud of his role as co-founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Obiora, promoting diversity and cultural representation in classical music in Canada.