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Lewis Patzner

Cellist

San Francisco, CA
@Lewispatzner
71 Played at 71 groupmuses!

Lewis Patzner

Cellist

About

Lewis Patzner is an Oakland-born cellist and composer, who plays a variety of styles including classical, jazz, folk, and pop/rock, and makes his living both as a freelance work for hire cellist, and as an independent artist, organizing and performing at his own concerts. His current roster of group includes the Town Quartet, Cosa Nostra Strings, Musical Art Quintet, Ariel Wang, and the Proteus Trio. Past groups include Judgement Day (founding member), Whiskerman (founding member), and La Dee Da. Lewis has also toured and played with Mates of State, Pinback, Margot and the Nuclear So-and-so's, Tim Kasher, and Dredg. Lewis has recorded with many artists, including Demi Lovato, Pete Yorn, Slash, and Margaret Cho, for her Grammy award nominated album, "American Myth." He is also the featured cellist on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated 2018 film, “Can You Ever Forgive Me.” Lewis composes for most of his groups, and was the Composer in Residence for the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra.

Music

Solo rep:

Bach suites for solo cello 1-4.
Transcriptions of songs and opera arias by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Purcell, Schubert, etc.
Original pieces.

Videos

Ensemble profiles

Programs

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Past groupmuses (71)

  • Outdoors

    Berkeley Hills outdoor concert

    Sunday, Sep 3, 2023 4:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Berkeley Hills, Berkeley
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 6 months ago

  • Outdoors

    Ashby Arts Space presents: Lewis Patzner's The Difference

    Sunday, Jul 23, 2023 4:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Bach, Patzner
    • Instruments: string trio and 2 singers
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 7 months ago

  • Art and Sound, version 10

    Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: SoMa, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Patzner
    • Instruments: 2 singers and string trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • Derek and Lewis play music by each other, and the greats!

    Sunday, Apr 2, 2023 7:15 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Glenview, Oakland
    • Composers: Bach, Messiaen, Ellington, Patzner, Sup
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 11 months ago

  • Uproot: Music from Asia Minor

    Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Glenview, Oakland
    • Composers: Theodorakis, Gatsos, & traditional songs
    • Instruments: Vocals, flute, cello and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse February 2023

    Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, SF
    • Composers: Ellington, Waller, Davis, Hubbard
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Glenview Classical Groupmuse

    Friday, Sep 30, 2022 8:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Glenview, Oakland
    • Composers: Mozart, Piazzolla, Reicha, Patzner
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • No Dead Men! Cello+Piano soirée featuring Lewis Patzner and Jonathan Alford

    Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: El Cerrito
    • Composers: Farrenc, Tailleferre, Boulanger, Alford
    • Instruments: Piano and cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Massivemuse

    Centuries of Sound: Massivemuse at the Century Club

    Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Mendelssohn, Grieg, Beach, Halvorsen
    • Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Latin Jazz Groupmuse In The Mission!

    Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Pixinguinha, Brubeck, Piazzolla, Patzner
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Masterworks for Cello and Piano in Art Gallery

    Friday, Mar 18, 2022 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven Schumann Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • The Interlopers: No Dead Men

    Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
    • Composers: Taileferre, N. Boulanger, Farrenc
    • Instruments: Cello and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Outdoor Concert by the Jazz Mafia Strings!

    Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Shepherd Canyon, Oakland
    • Composers: Bach, Pixinguinha, Piazzolla, Wonder,etc
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    A Blissful Night in our Berkeley Backyard

    Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Bach, Patzner, Ellington, Keys
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    String Quartets by Mendlessohn, Bach, Patzner

    Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Shepherd Canyon, Oakland
    • Composers: Bach, Puccini, Patzner, Mendelssohn
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Noe Valley Groupmuse

    Friday, Aug 6, 2021 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Noe Valley, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Beethoven, Patzner, Wonder,
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Cello and Violin duo: a classical music experience in Mountain View!

    Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 5:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mountain View
    • Composers: Clarke, Xenakis, Patzner
    • Instruments: Violin and cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Garret in the trees

    Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Poets Corner, Berkeley
    • Composers: Bach, Villa-Lobos, Patzner, Akiva
    • Instruments: flute and cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Art and Sounds, Part VIi

    Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: SoMa, SF
    • Composers: Patzner
    • Instruments: String Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Aunt Eva's Salon Presents Classics to Jazzy to Living and Local

    Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Noe Valley, SF
    • Composers: Britten, Purcell, Mozart,
    • Instruments: Oboe, violin, viola, cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago