Phillip is a versatile violinist, performer and director based in London, committed to creating and collaborating across the musical spectrum. 

 

He leads and directs Phaedra ensemble, a flexible ensemble built around a string quartet with a focus on new music and artistic collaboration.

Recent performances 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.

 2020 sees the release of recorded works by Meredith monk

, Fred Thomas, Jamie Hamilton and Laurie Anderson.

As an Orchestral player he has performed with The Ulster orchestra, London Contemporary orchestra, Aurora orchestra, The Riot Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, The London Mozart players, 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 and will be joining again as leader for the upcoming 2020 tour of Cosi Fan Tutti.

 

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 at The Vaults in London and including performances at The Helsinki International Opera festival, Beijing International music festival (2018) and Gallerie di Piedicastello, Trento Italy  (2109).  He has appeared in numerous films as a violinist, including Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Beauty and the beast (2017).

Working in the studio, both creatively and as a session musician is central to Phillip's activities. Recent artists, composers and projects include: Nico Mulhy, The magic lantern, Sampha, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), FourTet, Baxter Dury, Richard Ashcroft (The verve), Jonathan Jeremiah and Monks road Social. Recent film and series 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 Orchestrate, Isabelle Griffiths, London Contemporary Orchestra as well as co-writing the soundtrack for Channel 4 drama The Mill (2013) and numerous short films. 

 

Phillip has toured  and performed extensively across the UK and Europe with artists  including  Bonobo, Mika Levi, Kate Tempest, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Idina Menzel, Trevor Horn, Chris Martin, Floating Points, 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 The Science museum with the Ligeti quartet performing Steve Reich's Three tales and The Royal Albert Hall with Bjork .

 

He currently performs internationally with acclaimed UK artist Jack Savoretti.

 

Between 2010 He formed Chancery blame with the band The Gadjo Club as lead singer as violinist, fusing songwriting with an enduring love of Eastern European Gypsy music. 

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 performarnce) and Adrian Levine (RCM) and attended masterclasses with Levon Chiligirin, Krysia Osostowicz  and the Lindsay, Maginni, Carducci and Wihan String quartets.