Violinist Daniel Phillips (BM ’76, violin) enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He has performed as a soloist with many of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio and Yakima symphonies. He appears regularly at Spoleto USA, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chesapeake Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He has also served on the summer faculties of the Banff Centre, the Heifetz Institute, and the Colorado College Music Festival.
As a member of the Bach Aria Group, Phillips has toured and recorded in a string quartet for Sony, with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. His major teachers are his father, Eugene Phillips, former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony and a composer, Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas, Sandor Vegh, and George Neikrug. Phillips teaches violin at the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music and is on the faculties of the Mannes School of Music and the Bard Conservatory. Phillips has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2014.