Phillip is a versatile violinist, performer and string arranger based in London, committed to creating and collaborating across the musical spectrum.
He leads and directs Phaedra ensemble, a collective built around a string quartet with a focus on new music and and creative collaboration.
2021 sees the release of their first EP O Superman as well as their upcoming debut album, featuring major works By Meredith Monk, Fred Thomas, and Fred Rzewski.
Previous performances with the ensemble include Kings Place, The Barbican, Cafe Oto, The Roundhouse, Southbank Centre, West Road Concert hall, Cambridge, NYU Arts Center, Abu Dhabi, The Royal Opera House & Le Seine Musicale, Paris.
As part of their ongoing VOX project, they have commissioned 10 new works for the ensemble and performed over 30 composers. Collaborations include Caroline Shaw, Ghostpoet, Susheela Ramen, Barak Schmool, Masayoshi Fugita, and Bittersuite.
2021 also sees the release of numerous albums that he has contributed to as string arranger and perfomer including the fourth studio album from critically acclaimed singer/songwriter The magic Lantern, the debut album of British singer James TW (Island records), as well as the highly anticipated album Europeana by UK artist Jack Savoretti on EMI.
He plans to release his own solo album later this year of new and recent works for two violins, featuring Gavin Bryars, Colin Alexander and Linda Buckley as well as his own work.
Phillip has performed extensively across the UK and Europe with artists including Bonobo, Mika Levi, Kate Tempest, Bjork, Floating Points, Idina Menzel, Trevor Horn, Susheela Raman, Mark Lockheart (Polar Bear), and many others.
He has performed live on all major BBC and commercial Radio stations with Phaedra Ensemble, Jack Savoretti, The Riot Ensemble, The Ulster Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, and Floating Points, amongst others as well as broadcasts from The Science museum performing Steve Reich's Three tales with the Ligeti quartet.
As an ensemble musician, he has performed with The Ulster Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, The Riot Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, Heritage Orchestra, English National Ballet, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and with Welsh National Opera as guest leader for the 2019 UK tour of Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Working in the studio and remotely, both creatively and as a session musician is central to Phillip's activities. In 2020 he arranged and recorded strings at Abbey Road Studios for 6 tracks on Jack Savoretti's upcoming album Europiana and during lockdown worked remotely working on releases for The magic lantern, Phaedra ensemble and arranging and recording a large scale immersive listening experience for Bittersuite.
Other Recent recording projects include Nico Mulhy, Sampha, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), FourTet, Baxter Dury, Richard Ashcroft (The verve), Jonathan Jeremiah.
Recent film and TV projects include The Last letter for your lover (2021), Rebecca (Netflix, 2020) Tin Star (Sky Atlantic 2017-2019), Howard’s End (BBC, 2017), Troy (BBC, 2018) Tolkien (2019). Session work includes Orchestrate, Isabelle Griffiths, London Contemporary Orchestra as well as co-writing the soundtrack for Channel 4 drama The Mill (2013) and numerous short films.
Theatre work includes Fiddler on The roof (2019) at The playhouse, Barnum (2018) and She Loves Me (2017) at The Menier Chocolate Factory and Cameron mackintosh's Oliver (2012). He is accustomed to onstage performing and featured as solo violinist and actor for Silent opera's adaptation of Janacek's opera Vixen performing at The Helsinki International Opera festival, Beijing International music festival (2018), and Gallerie di Piedicastello, Trento Italy (2109).
He studied with Clare Thompson at TrinityLaban conservatoire where he completed his MA in performance with a distinction and was awarded the John Thompson string quartet prize as leader of the Vilaseca quartet. He also studied with Susanne Stanzeleit (LCM) (BMUS (HONS) - Music performance) and Adrian Levine (RCM) and attended masterclasses with Levon Chiligirin, Krysia Osostowicz, and the Lindsay, Maginni, Carducci and Wihan String quartets.