Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, his major teachers were his father, Eugene Phillips; Ivan Galamian; Sally Thomas; Nathan Milstein; Sandor Vegh; and George Neikrug. He’s a founding member of the Orion String Quartet, which was established in 1987. The quartet is in residence at the Mannes School of Music and performs regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; its discography includes the complete quartets of Beethoven and Kirchner.
A winner of the 1976 Young Concert Artists competition, Mr. Phillips has performed, throughout his career, as a soloist with ensembles such as the Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima symphony orchestras. His festival appearances include Chamber Music Northwest, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the Chesapeake Music Festival. He’s performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival every year since 1979, and he’s participated in the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England, since its inception. Mr. Phillips’s faculty appointments include Mannes, the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and The Juilliard School as well as the summer faculties of the Heifetz International Music Institute and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford.
Daniel Phillips was a member of the renowned Bach Aria Group. He also served as a judge in the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition and toured and recorded in a string quartet for Sony Classical with violinist Gidon Kremer, violist Kim Kashkashian, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He lives with his wife, the flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.