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Tamsin Lewis

Violin, Voice, Strings, Viola da Gamba

Tamsin Lewis studied violin at the Florence Conservatoire before reading Classics and Italian at Oxford. She directs the early music ensemble Passamezzo, and has written, arranged, directed and played music for theatre productions at venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, the Rose Theatre and Hampton Court. She collaborates with theatre and dance historians and practitioners to reconstruct masques and other 16th and 17th Century entertainments. Recent work in film and TV includes singing with Lucy Worsley in ‘A Merry Tudor Christmas’; and working as historical and musical consultant on ‘Firebrand’, ‘A Discovery of Witches’, ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ and ‘Draw on Sweet Night’.

Tamsin has written a number of books and articles on early modern music and society. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and an associate lecturer at the Courtauld Institute.