Multi Grammy Award nominee violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. “Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him. Mr. Quint’s commanding technique and musical curiosity has led him to reimagine traditional works, rediscover neglected repertoire and continue his journey presenting new works of the most outstanding composers of today. Constantly in demand, he regularly appears at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, appearing in recent seasons at the most prestigious festivals including Verbier, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele.
Mr. Quint has been named Artist-in-Association for 2018/1019 season by Utah Symphony where his duties will include two weeks of performances with the orchestra and a recording for Hyperion label. Other highlights of his forthcoming season will include a special release of new arrangements of works by Charlie Chaplin for Warner Classics Label, his debut with Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonika, his Moscow debut with the National Philharmonic of Russia conducted by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov. Mr. Quint will take the Chaplin Project on tour for recitals in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh, Berlin, London, Utrecht and Bilbao.
In addition to his award winning discography, the celebrated American violinist of Russian heritage has won worldwide acclaim playing with world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Quint’s appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra and Leipzig’s MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under the batons of such renowned conductors as late Kurt Masur, Edo De Waart, Andrew Litton, Tugan Sokhiev, Ludovic Morlot, James Gaffigan, Carl St. Clair, Michael Stern, Vladimir Spivakov, Cristian Macelaru, Kristian Jarvi, Krzysztof Urbanski, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Tito Munoz, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.
In the 2016/17 season at the invitation of Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, Philippe opened the 28th edition of the Colmar Festival dedicated to Jascha Heifetz with Tugan Sokhiev conducting Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in a performance of Korngold Violin Concerto.
Philippe Quint was presented the “Ambassador of Arts” award by Brownstone and Gateway Organizations at the United Nations in March of 2014. Mr. Quint appeared alongside Lou Diamond Phillips, Darren Criss and Lea Salonga, in the Kennedy Center’s “After the Storm” Benefit Concert for Philippines in 2014. Later that summer he also debuted at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a part of a special “Joshua Bell & Friends” concert. In the summer of 2015, he hosted the second annual benefit “Philippe Quint & Friends” at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall presented by Russian American Foundation.
Philippe Quint is the first classical artist to star in the lead role of a major independent film Downtown Express co-starring Nellie McKay from producer Michael Hausmann (Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain and Amadeus) and multi-Emmy winning director David Grubin. This 2012 film premiered in New York and Los Angeles as well as at a number of national and international film festivals including Woodstock, New York, Houston (opening night), Mons (Belgium), Cuba, Vermont and Florida.
An active chamber musician, Philippe has appeared at the Mostly Mozart, Verbier, Luzern, Caramoor, Colmar, Ravinia, Aspen, Rome, Moritzburg, La Jolla, Lincoln Center and Chautauqua festivals and in recital and chamber performances at Kravis Center, UC Davis Presents, National Gallery in Washington most recently, at San Francisco Performances with composer/pianist Lera Auerbach.
Mr. Quint’s live performances and interviews have been broadcast on television by CBS, CNN, ABC, BBC World News, NBC, Reuters, Bloomberg TV, as well as by radio stations nationwide including NPR, WNYC and WQXR. His recordings have received multiple “Editor’s Choice” selections in Gramophone, The Strad, Strings and the Daily Telegraph. His remarkable degree of lyricism, poetry and impeccable virtuosity has gripped the eyes and ears of audiences in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. with what The Times (London) describes as his “bravura technique and unflagging energy.”
Philippe Quint’s formidable award winning discography includes a large variety of rediscovered treasures along with popular works from standard repertoire. His AvantiClassics label recordings include Mendelssohn & Bruch Violin Concertos paired with Beethoven’s Romances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería led by Carlos Miguel Prieto; original arrangements of Bach’s works by composer/pianist Matt Herskowitz titled Bach XXI; Opera Breve with pianist Lily Maisky; Glazunov & Khachaturian Violin Concertos with Bochumer Sinfoniker and Steven Sloane; and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic led by conductor Martin Panteleev, paired with Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35.
Other critically acclaimed albums are on Naxos label and include the world premiere recording of John Corigliano'sRed Violin Caprices, Korngold’s Violin Concerto ( Prieto/Mineria), William Schuman’s Violin Concerto, Ned Rorem’s Violin Concerto, Miklos Rozsa’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano with pianist William Wolfram, Bernstein’sSerenade (Alsop/Bournemouth) and a unique compilation of works by Paganini arranged by Fritz Kreisler, whichBBC Music Magazine called “truly phenomenal.”
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe Quint studied at the Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. After moving to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.
The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, “Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing.” Among his many honors, Mr. Quint was the winner of the Juilliard Competition and Career Grant Recipient of Salon de Virtuosi, Bagby and Clarisse Kampel Foundations.