Faculty Profiles

Daniel Phillips


Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist and teacher. He is a founding member of the 29-year-old Orion String Quartet, in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Available on recording are the complete quartets of Beethoven and the four quartets of the great recently deceased American composer, Leon Kirchner. Mr. Phillips has performed as soloist with many of the country’s leading symphonies, including Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Spoleto USA, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chesapeake Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He has also been serving on the summer faculties of the Banff Centre, Heifetz Institute, and the St Lawrence String Quartet Seminar. He is a member of the renowned Bach Aria Group, and has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY, with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma.
He teaches at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College CUNY, Bard College Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, and the Juilliard School. Danny lives with his wife, flutist Tara O’Connor, on Manhattan’s upper west side.
Website: http://www.orionquartet.com/
Website: http://www.orionquartet.com/