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 is a researcher for the University of Toronto's Records of Early English Drama Project and 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.