Young Artist winner, Violin 1965
Young Artist winner, Piano 1966
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 Sandor Vegh and George Neikrug. As a winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he performed recitals at 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, including Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto,Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He is a Marlboro veteran and a past participant at the Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest.
He has toured and recorded in a string quartet ( for SONY) with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Phillips is a cofounder of the 20-year-old Orion String Quartet (visit their acclaimed web site: www.orionquartet.com) which serves as the resident quartet of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City SA part of their extensive touring schedule, they have performed the cycle of the complete Beethoven Quartets at Lincoln Center,Kansas City , Pittsburgh, San Juan PR, and Indiana University. . The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln center presented them in the complete quartets of Bartok in November 2004. They have recorded string quartets written for them by jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea. Their recording of the middle Beethoven Quartets was released by Koch in the Spring
of 2007. They have toured internationally in a unique collaboration with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company. They also have ongoing residencies at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Mannes College of Music in New York. Daniel Phillips is professor of violin at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) and lives with his wife,flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, in Manhattan.