A pupil of Yfrah Neaman and Michael Tree, Philip Dukes was selected for representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in 1991 and won the coveted European Rising Stars Award in 1997. He has since appeared as a concerto soloist with most of the major British orchestras, and appeared at the BBC Proms as a concerto soloist on five occasions. In 1997 he gave the world première of the Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra by Benjamin Britten and in 2006 was elected a Fellow of the Guildhall School. He was made an honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007. Philip Dukes is also a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and artistic director at Marlborough College. An experienced chamber musician, he has been the principal guest violist of the Nash Ensemble since 1992, and in addition has appeared at leading Music Festivals worldwide including Savannah, Mecklenburg, Gstaad, Aldeburgh, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.