2019, 2015 India

Philip Arkinstall


Associate Principal Clarinet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia. Former Principal – Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Australian Hometown(s): Sydney & Melbourne
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Philip has been the associate principal clarinet of the MSO since 2009 and was principal with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has had an ongoing association ever since. After completing his Bachelor of Music at The Sydney in Conservatorium under Peter Jenkin he went on to win the ABC young performers award in 1997 playing the Francaix Concerto and was the 2MBS radio performer of the year in 1996. Philip has been guest principal with the AOBO and ACO and has appeared both as soloist and as guest principal with the Sydney, West Australian, Queensland, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony orchestras and was a frequent soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra during his tenure there.

Philip is a founding member of Plexus and has given masterclasses in South America, across Asia and Australia, teaching often at ANAM, Melbourne University and The Canberra School of Music. He played with Camerata Bern across Europe and toured India with the AWO in 2015. He has shared the stage with various notable performers including Vesselina Kassarova in Mozart’s Parto Parto during Camerata Berns’ South American tour in 2013, Sting during his 2011 Australian tour with ‘Englishman in New York and Mad about You’ and more recently as a soloist accompanied by the MSO and the Lincoln City Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Bernstein’s Prelude Fugue and Riffs.

Last updated 2019