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Philippe Quint

  • Violinist

Biography

Highlights of 2010/11 season include debuts with Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra for their New Year's Concerts with Carl St. Clair, Chicago Symphony with David Afham, San Diego Symphony with Bromwell Tovey, a tour of Germany with Nordwestdeutsche Symphoniker and an 18 concert US tour with Cape Town Philharmonic. Mr. Quint is a Founder and Artistic Director of the Mineria Chamber Music Festival in Mexico City and recently formed a Quint Quintet- a group dedicated to exploring music of Astor Piazzolla and Argentine Tango.

Mr. Quint’s extended award winning Naxos discography includes a large variety of rediscovered treasures along with popular works from standard repertoire. His debut album of the William Schuman’s Violin Concerto (2001) and his latest recording of the Korngold’s Violin Concerto (2009) that jumped to top 20 in Billboard’s Classical Chart during its first week of release were each nominated for two Grammy Awards including ''Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra'' Category’s.

Other critically acclaimed recordings include World Premiere recording of John Corigliano's Red Violin Caprices, Ned Rorem’s Concerto, Miklos Rozsa’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano with William Wolfram, Bernstein’s Serenade and De Beriot Concertos have received multiple Editor Choice selections from Gramophone, Strad, Strings and Daily Telegraph. Upcoming in August 2010 is an exciting unique compilation CD release of works by Paganini arranged by Fritz Kreisler.

Mr. Quint has been consistently re-engaged both domestically and internationally; recent performances include Symphony Orchestras of Detroit, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Minnesota, Bournemouth , Houston, Weimar Staatskapelle, Orchestra Cote du Basque, Orchestra de Pamplona, the Royal Liverpool , China National and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra under the batons of renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur, Carl St.Clair, Marin Alsop, Andrew Litton, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Klauspeter Seibel, Stefan Sanderling, Marco Parisotto and Daniel Hege.

His live performances and interviews have been broadcast on CBS, CNN, ABC, BBC, NBC, Reuters, Bloomberg TV- " Night Talk with Mike Schneider" and "Muse" as well as multiple appearances on NPR, WNYC and WQXR.

A recent critique by The Chicago Tribune proclaimed: "What a terrific soloist the young Russian born American violinist Philippe Quint makes! Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing". "A Legend in the Making," was one critic's prediction, while "flawless," "dazzling," "extraordinary", and "astonishing" are only a few adjectives awarded him by the press.

In 2004 Mr. Quint was the featured soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in the World Premiere of Lera Auerbach's Concerto No.1that was written and dedicated to him. An active chamber musician, he has appeared in recitals, performances and festivals at Mostly Mozart, Caramoor , Ravinia, Aspen, Lincoln Center, Chautauqua, Lukas Foss's Hamptons Music Festival, Kravis Center, UC Davis Presents, Rome Chamber Festival and the National Gallery in Washington.

Mr. Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov, and made his orchestral debut at the age of 9, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2. After emigrating to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard and was graduated in 1998. His distinguished pedagogues included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, and Felix Galimir. He has also studied and participated in masterclasses with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Arnold Steinhardt. Having won a myriad of awards since his days as a student, Quint has amassed top prizes at the Juilliard Competition ('98), Spain's Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition ('97), where he also received the Special Audience Prize, and the Salon de Virtuosi Award ('97). He has been a Career Grant recipient of Bagby Foundation since 2002. Visit www.philippequint.com for more information.