Tamsin Lewis studied violin at the Florence Conservatoire before reading Classics and Italian at Oxford. She has written, arranged, directed and played music for many theatre productions and is a member of the Lions part theatre company. She performs frequently on violin, viols, lute and harp and directs the Early Music consort, Passamezzo.

Tamsin is also a freelance consultant on historical music, costume and dance and has published a number of books for Rondo Music Publishing. Particular areas of expertise are popular music and song, broadside ballads, Elizabethan and Jacobean masques, iconography and theatre music in early modern England.