Multi-Grammy Award nominee Violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. His commanding technique and musical curiosity has led him to reimagine traditional works, rediscover neglected repertoire and continue his journey of presenting new works of some of the most outstanding composers of today.
With an award-winning discography, the celebrated American violinist of Russian heritage has won worldwide acclaim playing with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Quint’s most recent appearances have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Houston Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool, China National, Orpheus, Berlin Komische Oper, and Leipzig’s MDR at the Gewandhaus. Conductors with whom he has worked are Marin Alsop, Carl St. Clair, Daniel Hege, Grant Llewellyn, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Kurt Masur, Jorge Mester, Edo de Waart, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Klauspeter Seibel, Christopher Seaman, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Steven Sloane, Michael Stern, Bramwell Tovey, and Martin Yates, among many others.
Highlights of Quint’s 2017-18 season include returns with Phoenix Symphony / Tito Munoz for the opening of their 70th season, his first collaboration with New York City Ballet /Andrew Litton for the performance of the Red Violin Concerto (Peter Martins choreography), a return to play/lead Vancouver Symphony in an all-Baroque program, and a celebration of Bernstein’s centennial in 2018 with returns to Milwaukee Symphony / Edo de Wart as well as North Carolina Symphony / Grant Llewellyn.
In the 2016-17 season at the invitation of Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, Philippe Quint opened the 28th edition of the Colmar Festival dedicated to Jascha Heifetz with Tugan Sokhiev conducting L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in a performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto. He was also part of the opening of Mary B. Galvin’s new hall in Chicago hosted by Renee Fleming and enjoyed a return to Kansas City Symphony with Michael Stern.
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 (Belguim), Cuba, Vermont, and Florida.
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.
Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union ( now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe 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 nine, performing Wieniawski’s Concerto No. 2. After moving to the United States, he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.