Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Daniel Phillips (Professor)

Fields of Study:
Performance (Violin)

Degrees and Studies:
B. Mus., Juilliard School of Music

Biographical Information:
Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist and teacher. Born into a musical family, Mr. Phillips began violin studies at age four with his father Eugene Phillips, a composer and former violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He continued his professional training at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas, and has worked extensively with and served as teaching assistant to Sandor Vegh. As a winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1976, he performed acclaimed debut recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street "Y." Mr. Phillips has performed as soloist with many of the country's leading symphonies, and appears regularly at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto USA and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He has toured and recorded in a string quartet ( for SONY) with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Daniel Phillips is a founding member of the Orion String Quartet, which tours internationally. They have residencies at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and at the Mannes College of Music. Available on CD are the Mendelssohn Octet with the Guarneri String Quartet as well as an all- Dvorak CD with pianist Peter Serkin . A quartet written for them by Wynton Marsalis, called “At the Octoroon Balls” is also available on SONY . The Chamber Music of Lincoln Center presented the Orion Quartet in a cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets in six free concerts in May, 2000 each concert honoring a different children’s arts organization in New York City. They did Beethoven Cycles in Kansas City and Pittsburgh last season, and are doing the cycle this season at Indiana University in Bloomington and San Juan, Puerto Rico . In a year-long project,the quartet performed internationally in a unique collaboration with the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company. Check out the quartet’s website, www.orionquartet.com, for a complete look at its accomplishments and busy touring schedule.

Office:
NMB 321

Telephone:
(718) 997-3851

email address:
DanlPhil@aol.com

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