TYLER LEWIS (violin) received his B.A. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and will graduate with a Masters degree in Violin Performance in the spring of 2008. Tyler Lewis has studied under the instruction of Bettina Mussumeli, Nathan Rubin, and Eric Hansen. Most recently Tyler has appeared in groups such as American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Berkeley Opera, and Golden Gate Opera. He has appeared in master classes with Robert Mann, James Greening-Valenzuela and Zaven Melikian, and he is also an evaluator for the Music Teachers Association of California's merit program. In 2005, Mr. Lewis performed in the world premiere of a string trio written in 1976 by Brian Cherney, Professor at Mcgill University in Canada, along with Hannah Addario-Berry (‘cellist for the Del Sol String Quartet) and Charith Premawardhana. Later that year, he performed in a master class concert with conductor Robert Mann, First Violinist of the Juilliard Quartet.