Daniel Phillips began studying violin at age four with his father, a violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He studied with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas at Juilliard and later with Sandor Végh and George Neikrug. He won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in 1976. As a soloist, he gave critically acclaimed recitals at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, San Antonio, Honolulu, and the New York String Orchestra. He is a found member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He appears regularly at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Spoleto USA, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England, and the faculty of the Heifetz Institute. In 1985 he toured and recorded in a string quartet with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. He is professor of violin at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College/SUNY and is on the faculties of Juilliard, Mannes College of Music, and Bard College Conservatory. Daniel lives with his wife, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, on Manhattan’s upper west side.