“Quint’s tonal opulence, generously inflected with subtle portamentos, sound like a throwback to the glory days of Fritz Kreisler. Quint is certainly no slouch when it comes to moving the music forward, yet he always finds time to give his phrasing an affectionate lilt, … a rich, ruby port to set besides Heifetz’s sparkling effervescence.” BBC Music Magazine
“He’s a fervidly expressive player in a Romantic vein, with a nimble technique that always makes room for whatever fluctuations in tempo may be necessary. His sound is full and dark-hued, with a tremulous catch to it that would do credit to an operatic tenor. I kept imagining him in the midst of the violin concertos of Brahms, Tchaikovsky or even Berg. The violinist’s ample artistry was on display to better effect during his brief encore, an excerpt from John Corigliano’s music for the film “The Red Violin.” In just a few robust harmonies and strong-limbed melodic excursions, Quint created an entire world of memorably expressive grandeur.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Brilliantly played by American soloist Philippe Quint...Tugan Sokhiev at the podium...a dazzling Quint, partners, musicians and leader, were up to their task.” Les Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace
Multi Grammy Award nominee Violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. “Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him. Mr. Quint’s commanding technique and musical curiosity has led him to reimagine traditional works, rediscover neglected repertoire and continue his journey presenting new works the most outstanding composers of today. Constantly in demand , he regularly appears at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York and in recent seasons making frequent appearances at the most prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele.
In addition to his award winning discography, the celebrated American violinist of Russian heritage has won worldwide acclaim playing with world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Named Artist in Association for 2018/1029 season by Utah Symphony, Quint’s appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra, Leipzig’s MDR performing under the batons of such renowned conductors as Kurt Masur, Edo De Waart, Andrew Litton, Tugan Sokhiev, Carl St. Clair, Michael Stern, Grant Llewellyn, Cristian Macelaru, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Christopher Seaman, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.
Highlights of the forthcoming 17/18 season include returns with Phoenix Symphony and Tito Munoz for the opening of their 70th season, first collaboration with New York City Ballet orchestra and Andrew Litton for the performance of the John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto featuring Peter Martins choreography, return to play/lead Vancouver and Pacific Symphony’s in an all - Baroque programs, celebrating Bernstein’s centennial in 2018 with returns to the Milwaukee Symphony and Edo de Waart as well as the North Carolina Symphony with Grant Llewellyn.
In the 2016/17 season at the invitation of Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, Philippe opened the 28th edition of the Colmar Festival dedicated to Jascha Heifetz with Tugan Sokhiev conducting Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in a performance of Korngold Violin Concerto. Earlier this year he was part of the opening of Mary B. Galvin’s new hall in Chicago hosted by Renee Fleming as well as return to Kansas City Symphony with Michael Stern.
Winner of “Ambassador of Arts” award in 2014 presented to Philippe Quint by Brownstone and Gateway Organizations at the United Nations last March, his 2015-2016 season highlights included debuts with Seattle Symphony with Ludovic Morlot, Milwaukee Symphony with Edo de Waart, Kansas Symphony with Michael Stern, Vancouver Symphony with James Gaffigan, and returns to San Diego Symphony with Jahja Ling and Indianapolis Symphony with Krzysztof Urbanski.
Two new exciting recording releases took place in 2015/16 season : original arrangements of Bach’s music by composer/pianist Matt Herskowitz titled “Bach XXI” which debuted at Lincoln Center in February of 2016 and a recording of both Glazunov & Khachaturian Violin Concertos with Bochumer Sinfoniker and Steven Sloane conducting for AvantiClassic label which received “Album of the Week” by Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc.
Mr. Quint’s 2013-2014 season included debuts with the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, San Antonio Symphony among others. His recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic led by conductor Martin Panteleev, paired with Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35 was released in September 2014 on AvantiClassic which “Gramophone” described as “conspicuously persuasive, “dazzlingly assured” performance.
In the summer 2015 he hosted the 2nd Annual Benefit “Philippe Quint & Friends” at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall presented by Russian American Foundation. The first benefit concert took place at the New York Times Center in 2014 and featured John Corigliano, Joshua Bell, Michael Bacon, J.Ralph and Emily Bergl.
in June 2015, along with Lou Diamond Phillips, Darren Criss and Lea Salonga, Philippe appeared at the Kennedy Center’s “After the Storm” Benefit Concert for Philippines and later that summer debuted at the Hollywood Bowl as a part of a special “Joshua Bell & Friends” concert.
Philippe Quint is the first classical artist to star in the lead role of a major independent film Downtown Express co-starring Nellie McKay from producer Michael Hausmann (Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain and Amadeus) and multi-Emmy winning director David Grubin. This 2012 film premiered in New York and Los Angeles as well as at a number of national and international film festivals including Woodstock, New York, Houston (Opening Night), Mons (Belguim), Cuba, Vermont, and Florida.
Philippe Quint’s formidable discography includes a large variety of rediscovered treasures along with popular works from standard repertoire. In November 2013, he released to critical acclaim Opera Breve CD with pianist Lily Maisky, a unique collection of opera transcriptions for violin and piano featuring both popular and rare songs, on Avanticlassic.
An active chamber musician Philippe frequently collaborates with cellists Alisa Weilerstein, Gary Hoffman, Carter Brey, Claudio Bohorquez, and Jan Vogler, pianists William Wolfram, Inon Barnatan, Alon Goldstein, Marc -Andre Hamelin, violists Nils Monkemeyer and Lily Francis as well as his esteemed violin colleagues Joshua Bell, Cho–Liang Lin & Vadim Gluzman. Philippe has appeared at the Mostly Mozart, Verbier, Luzern, Caramoor, Colmar, Ravinia, Aspen, Rome, Moritzburg, La Jolla, Lincoln Center and Chautauqua festivals and in recital and chamber performances at Kravis Center, UC Davis Presents, National Gallery in Washington most recently, at San Francisco Performances with Composer/Pianist Lera Auerbach.
Quint’s live performances and interviews have been broadcast on television by CBS, CNN, ABC, BBC World News, NBC, Reuters, Bloomberg TV, as well as by radio stations nationwide including NPR, WNYC and WQXR. His recordings have received multiple “Editor’s Choice” selections in Gramophone, The Strad, Strings, and the Daily Telegraph. His remarkable degree of lyricism, poetry and impeccable virtuosity has gripped the eyes and ears of audiences in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. with what The Times (London) describes as his “bravura technique, and unflagging energy.”
Quint’s first album for Avanticlassic, a recording of the Mendelssohn and Bruch Violin Concertos and Beethoven’s Romances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, was released in 2012. Gramophone described Quint’s performance as “pure sound and refined expression. An account well worth hearing.” Other critically acclaimed albums include the world premiere recording of John Corigliano's Red Violin Caprices, Ned Rorem’s Concerto, Miklos Rozsa’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano with William Wolfram, Bernstein’s Serenade, and a unique compilation of works by Paganini arranged by Fritz Kreisler, which BBC Music Magazine called “truly phenomenal.”
Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov, and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2. After moving to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.
The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, “Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing.” Among his many honors, Quint was the winner of the Juilliard Competition and Career Grant Recipient of Salon de Virtuosi, Bagby and Clarisse Kampel Foundations.