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Phillip is a  violinist, violist and artistic director based in London. Committed to playing across the musical spectrum with a focus on contemporary chamber music.

He leads and directs Phaedra ensemble,  a flexible ensemble built around a string string quartet and founded in 2014.  Recent performances include Kings Place, The Barbican, The Roundhouse, Southbank Centre, West Road Concert hall, Cambridge and NYU arts center, Abu Dhabi, The Royal Opera House & Le Seine Musicale, Paris.

 

Collaborations include Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, Susheela Ramen, Ghostpoet and with Bittersuite, with whom they are resident ensemble, performing  the Janacek String quartets at The Royal Opera House. They were ensemble in residence for The East Anglia Young Composers programme 2017. As part of their ongoing VOX project they have commissioned 10 new works for the ensemble and performed 30 composers over 6 concerts. 

As an ensemble player he has played with The Ulster orchestra, London Contemporary orchestra, Aurora orchestra, The Riot Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, The London Mozart players, Heritage Orchestra,  English National Ballet  and Welsh national Opera as leader during the 2019 UK tour of  Donizetti's Don Pesquale. Other Theatre work includes Fiddler on The roof (2019) at The playhouse & Barnum (2018) and She Loves Me (2017) at the Menier Chocolate factory..Recent studio projects include: Nico Mulhy, Sampha, Beth Gibbons (Portishead) FourTet and Baxter Dury. Live performances include Bonobo, Mika Levi & Kate Tempest, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Idina Menzel, Trevor Horn and many others. Recent film score projects include Tin Star (Sky Atlantic 2017-2019), Howard’s End  (BBC, 2017), Troy (BBC, 2018)  Tolkien (2019) and Rebecca (Netflix, 2020) Session work includes working for Orchestrate, Isabelle Griffiths, London Contemporary Orchestra and EMI. He currently performs internationally with the acclaimed UK artist Jack Savoretti. 

 

He has been broadcast live on BBC Radio 1,3,4 and 6 as soloist, chamber musician, band member and orchestral musician and performed at King's place, The Barbican, Cafe Oto, The Round House, The Purcell room, royal festival hall,  The Science museum with the Ligeti quartet performing Steve Reich's Three tales and The Royal Albert Hall with Bjork  and The Aurora Orchestra. 2017 saw him perform at The Helsinki International Opera festival and the Beijing International music festival as solo violinist and actor with The Silent opera Company.

 

He studied with Clare Thompson at TrinityLaban conservatoire where he completed his MA in performance with a distinction and won the John Thompson string quartet prize as leader of the Vilaseca quartet. He also studied with Susanne Stanzeleit (LCM) and Adrian Levine (RCM) and attended masterclasses with Levon Chiligirin, Krysia Osostowicz  and the Lindsay, Maginni, Carducci and Wihan quartets.