Thane Lewis

Thane Lewis is Principal Violist of the Tacoma Symphony and Assistant Principal Violist of the Northwest Sinfonietta. He has performed as Assistant Principal Viola of the Boise Philharmonic, and as an extra with the Oregon Symphony, the Anchorage Symphony, the Auburn Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra.

Mr. Lewis has appeared as soloist with the Tacoma Symphony, the Eastside Symphony, Octava Chamber Orchestra and the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle’s Town Hall. The Tacoma News Tribune noted the "passion and flourish" in his performance. 

As a chamber musician, Mr. Lewis has performed in the Second City, Cascadia Sounds of Summer, Jacobsen, Mostly Nordic, Seattle Symphony Young Composers and Governer’s Mansion Chamber Series. He has performed with the St. Helens String Quartet at the Cornish School of the Arts, with his own Trio Antonie, and as an Artist in Residence at Ascension Arts in Magnolia. Mr. Lewis served on the String Faculty of Northwest University from 1997 to 2008. 

In 2000, Mr. Lewis’s biography of violinist Steven Staryk, Fiddling With Life, was published by Mosaic Press of Toronto.