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PHILIPPE QUINT

From the moment he takes the stage, violinist Philippe Quint captivates his audience with his charismatic presence. Mr Quint was born of a rich musical heritage in St Petersburg, Russia; his mother, Lora Kvint, is celebrated as one of Russia’s most well-known popular composers. Mr Quint left the former Soviet Union in 1991 and is now an American citizen who harbors a strong commitment to the music of his new country, frequently performing works by William Schuman, Lukas Foss, Leonard Bernstein, Ned Rorem, John Corigliano, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Lera Auerbach.

His recordings of the Schuman and Korngold Violin Concertos each received a total of four GRAMMY® nominations. Recording of Bernstein’s Serenade (Naxos 8.559245) with Marin Alsop and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was ‘Editor’s Choice’ of Gramophone. His Naxos discography includes the world première recording of Corigliano’s Red Violin Caprices (Naxos 8.559364), works for violin and piano by Miklós Rózsa (Naxos 8.570190) and Rorem’s Violin Concerto (Naxos 8.559278). Philippe Quint also recorded for Naxos the virtuosic violin concertos nos 2, 3 and 5 of Charles de Bériot (1802–1870), one of the masters of the 19th century school of violin playing. The recording is part of the Naxos series devoted exclusively to music composed by 19th century violin virtuosos.

Philippe Quint studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted with Andrei Korsakov, and made his orchestral début at the age of 9, performing Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No 2. After emigrating to the United States, he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with 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, he took top prizes at the 1998 Juilliard Competition, the 1997 Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition, where he also received the Special Audience rize, and the 1997 Salon de Virtuosi Award. His appearances include performances with the Detroit, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Bournemouth (UK), Houston, Nashville, and Virginia Symphonies; the Royal Liverpool (UK), Buffalo, Louisiana, and Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestras; the China National Symphony; the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and the Mostly Mozart Festival, under the batons of renowned conductors Marin Alsop, Andrew Litton, Klauspeter Seibel, Kurt Masur, Hans Graf, Arild Remmereit, Maxim Shostakovich, JoAnn Falletta, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Kenneth Schermerhorn.

In 2005 he performed the world première of Lera Auerbach’s Concerto No 1 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, a piece written for him and dedicated to him. An active chamber musician, he has appeared in recitals and performances at Caramoor (NY), Ravinia (IL), Aspen (CO), Lukas Foss’s Hamptons Music Festival (NY), Kravis Center (FL), UC Davis Presents (CA), and the National Gallery in Washington (DC). His live performances and interviews have been broadcast in widely in the US and Austria. In 2005, Philippe Quint was featured on the soundtrack of David Grubin’s new documentary, Marie Antoinette.

Philippe Quint has been awarded grants by the Clarisse Kampel and Bagby Foundations, and was nominated Young Artist of the Year by the British Royal Philharmonic Society in 2007. He plays a 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him from Mr and Mrs Clement Arrisson through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society in Chicago.

For more information, please visit www.philippequint.com.

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The Art of Sound - Serebrier Conducts Rorem Naxos 8.505229


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