central Illinois who attended University High School and furthered his
education at the Curtis Institute of Music. In 2006, he was a semifinalist in
the Holland America Music Society’s (HAMS) Competition.
He was a
violist at the 2007 Marlboro Music Festival and performed in The National
Arts Club’s winter series with the Ikarus
Chamber Players. On 8th
February 2008, he appeared on Ed Cunningham’s WHYY-FM program,
Showcase, on which he and four other Curtis Institute students performed “Piano
Quintet in F minor, Op. 34” by Johannes Brahms.
He spent most
of the year living, thinking and breathing “String Quartet No. 11 in
F minor, Op. 95” by Ludwig van Beethoven, as it was the focal point
of the entire Curtis curriculum.
As Principal Viola of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, he was charged
with helping to present the quartet in a classroom context and then go and
perform Mahler’s arrangement of it on stage at Carnegie Hall.
In the summer
of 2008, he got a reprieve from Beethoven and got to test his chops on Mozart’s
“String Quartet in G major, K. 387” at the Marlboro Music
Festival. He graduated from
Curtis in 2009 and spent that July at Marlboro, as well, playing music by
Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky.
In August, he
performed with the Aries String Quartet at The Young Artist Program which
is part of Music from Angel Fire.
The following year he found himself in the Cadeaux
Quartet, playing a program that ranged from Beethoven (thankfully, Op. 127
this time) to Thomas Healy.
In 2010, he
participated in The Irving M. Klein International String Competition and
performed at the Ravinia Festival. Philip is a member of the Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia and participates in The Curtis Alumni Recital
Series. Don’t be
surprised to see him at Marlboro anytime soon, either.