Lauded by the Daily Telegraph (UK) for his “searingly poetic lyricism,” violinist Philippe Quint is carving an unconventional path with his impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works, rediscovering neglected repertoire, and commissioning works by contemporary composers. His dedication to exploring different styles and genres, with an award winning discography, has solidified him as one of today’s foremost violinists.
Receiving several Grammy nominations for his two albums of Korngold and William Schuman concertos, Quint is in constant demand worldwide appearing with major orchestras at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York. He plays the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.
His most recent appearances include performances with the orchestras of London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Toulouse, New Jersey, Minnesota, Bournemouth, Houston, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool, China National, Orpheus, Berlin Komische Oper, and Leipzig’s MDR. He has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Carl St. Clair, Tugan Sokhiev, Grant Llewellyn, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Kurt Masur, Jorge Mester, Edo de Waart, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Ludovic Morlot, Marco Parisotto, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Steven Sloane, Michael Stern, Bramwell Tovey, and Martin Yates among many others.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Quint studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov. After moving to the U.S., he earned 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.
Quint appears as soloist in William Bolcom’s Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra on Saturday, August 4, during After Dixieland.
Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco