DG Youth Orchestra
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra

New Brass Coach For DGYO

We're delighted to tell you that we've managed to secure the help of Lewis Bettles, an exciting young trombone player, to coach our brass players at the 18 January and 1 February rehearsals.  Read on below...

Lewis Bettles was born in England and hails from the village of Stannington, near Sheffield. He first began playing the euphonium at the age of 8 and trombone at the age of 9.

In 2014, Lewis moved to Glasgow and began his studies at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During his time at the RCS, Lewis studied with some of the worlds most renowned brass musicians such as Simon Johnson, Davúr Juul Magnussen, Ian Bousfield, Lance Green and Jorgen Van Rijen. Also while at the RCS, Lewis was successful in winning the David James Chamber Music Competition three times. Once, with his trombone quartet, ClydeSlide and twice with his brass quintet called Aura Brass. Lewis also placed 3rd in the Governors prize for brass in 2017. In June of 2018, Lewis graduated from the RCS with First Class Honours and was also awarded the Head of Brass Prize and the Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music’.

Lewis now works professionally as a freelance musician, teacher and arranger. He has had the pleasure of working with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, Scottish Opera and Manchester Camerata. Lewis also made his international debut performing with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie in March 2018.