Derri Joseph Lewis
Young Composer

Derri Joseph Lewis (b.1997) is a prize-winning Welsh composer — his music has been performed by such musicians as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Gould Piano Trio, and bass viola da gamba player Liam Byrne.

Derri has a deep passion for vocal music across a variety of languages; in 2021 his duet ‘A Moment’ was featured on Helen Charlston’s ‘Isolation Songbook’ CD released by Delphian Records. Derri joined the internationally renowned National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as part of their Young Composer Scheme ’21-22. He was the 2020 recipient of the Welsh Music Guild’s ‘Paul Mealor Bursary’ which included the commission of a new vocal work, his song cycle ‘3 o Englynion y Misoedd’ (3 Calendar Songs).

Recent projects involve a new work for guitarist Tom McKinney in partnership with Psappha, and a series of socially distant pieces for the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra.