Born in Suffolk, Lewis Tingey began playing the bass at the age of fifteen.
He is a graduate from the Royal College of Music in London and studied Tony Hougham, the Principal Double Bass of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Since beginning his studies at the RCM, Lewis has performed in many prestigious venues across London, including the 02 Arena, the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St Paul's Cathedral. A keen session player, Lewis has played in recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios, Angel Studios and Metropolis Studios, and is also in demand within the RCM, recording new works by its student composers. He has worked with many internationally renowned conductors and musicians such as Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Roger Norrington, Edward Gardner, Nicola Benedetti, Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman and Milos Karadaglic. Lewis has also performed in masterclasses with distinguished bassists Joel Quarrinton, Enrico Fagone, Donovan Stokes and Gabriele Ragghianti.
Lewis recently premiered 'Leaving St Kilda' a piece composed for him by renowned bassist David Heyes. Leaving St Kilda depicts the last few days and the evacuation of the island St. Kilda in the 1930's after centuries of inhabitation.
Lewis is the Lower Strings Tutor for the Suffolk Youth Orchestra and Suffolk Young Strings, where he held the position of Principal Bass before he moved to London. He has toured extensively around Europe with the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, performing in many venues across Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland and the Czech Republic. He is also a Double Bass Teacher.
Lewis is a budding conductor, having studied under Peter Stark and Natalia Luis-Bassa. He also partakes in participatory music education, which involves organising musical workshops for children and adults.