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 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He was Principal of the Malaysian Philaharmonic in KL for 11 years prior to that, and has appeared as guest principal with every Australian orchestra except Adelaide. Philip has worked with the ACO, the Camerata Bern and the MCO amongst others and is a founding member of the Plexus Trio with Monica Curro and Stefan Cassomenos. He is also a founder of the Melbourne Ensemble septet which is currently artist in residence at the MSO.
Philip has appeared as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian, Corpus Medicorum and Zelman symphony orchestras and also with the Malaysian and Royal Melbourne philharmonics in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Heinze. He was the young performer of the year for 2MBSFM in 1996 and for the ABC in 1997.
Philip teaches at Melbourne University and has been a guest teacher at ANAM, Monash, ANU and NMC. He studied with Peter Jenkin at the Sydney Con, Valentin Sacharov in Strasbourg and earlier with Stephen Kenyon and Bernard Wattelet.
Last updated 2021