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A native Houstonian, Carey Lewis is a freelance violinist, guitarist, keyboardist, and private teacher. Mr. Lewis has performed with the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Shreveport, Charleston, Victoria Symphonies, and the Maryland Philharmonic. Recent highlights include a mini-tour with Josh Groban, performing with Kany Garcia at the 2008 Latin Grammy Awards, and playing in Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Orchestra. Mr. Lewis completed his studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, earning a Graduate Performance Diplomaand Master's of Music in violin under the instruction of former Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster, Herbert Greenberg. Prior to his time in Baltimore, he attended Baylor University where he received a Bachelor's of Music in violin performance, studying with Dr. Bruce Berg. Other violin instructors and chamber music coaches include Albert Muenzer, Henry Rubin, Jennifer John, Julian Gray, Maria Lambros, and William Grubb. Summers have been spent participating in various institutes and programs including four summers at the prestigious Aspen Festival of Music, the Cascade Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Roundtop Festival where he has performed with premier artists from Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Leon Fleisher to John Williams, Doc Severinsen, and Chick Corea. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Lewis served on the violin faculty at Baylor University’s Summer String Quartet Camp, coaching chamber music and conducting masterclasses. Carey Lewis’ musical talents have led him to study and perform in other genres outside the classical realm. For many years, he has played electric guitar and bass with various ensembles performing styles such as hard rock and blues. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Lewis performed regularly at dueling piano venue, Howl at the Moon, as Musician and Entertainment Director as a lead vocalist, keyboard player, electric violinist, guitarist, and drummer.