Award-winning American violinist Philippe Quint is a multi-faceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to four Grammy nominations for his albums, performances with major orchestras throughout the world at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, a leading role in a major independent film called Downtown Express, and explorations of tango with his band The Quint Quintet.
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.
Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®. 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 is the first classical artist to star in the lead role of a major independent picture. Downtown Express, from Michael Hausman (producer of Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain and Amadeus) and multi-Emmy winning director David Grubin, is currently premiering through out the world at various national and international film festivals including Woodstock, New York, Houston, Mons (Belguim), Cuba,
Vermont and Tampa.
Philippe Quint formed The Quint Quintet in 2009. The ensemble is dedicated to exploring the music of Astor Piazzolla and Argentine Tango. Quint is also Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Series of Festival de Mexico in Mexico City, and collaborates with cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Navah Perlman as the Perlman/Quint/Bailey Trio.
In spring 2012, Avanticlassic will release violinist Philippe Quint's recording of concertos by Mendelssohn and Bruch, and Beethoven's Romances Nos. 1 and 2, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería led by Carlos Miguel Prieto. This disc is Quint's first recording as part of his new agreement with Avanticlassic, where he joins such luminaries as Martha Argerich and Roby Lakatos. The album was recorded in August 2011 at Sala Nezahualcóyotl
in Mexico City.
In addition to his Grammy-nominated recording of William Schuman's Violin Concerto and his new Mendelssohn, Bruch, Beethoven album, Quint's formidable discography includes a large variety of rediscovered treasures along with popular works from standard repertoire. His recording of Korngold's Violin Concerto (2009), which was ranked in the top 20 on Billboard's Classical Chart in its first week of sales, was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. Other critically acclaimed recordings 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."
Constantly in demand worldwide, Quint's most recent appearances include performances with the orchestras of Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Minnesota, Bournemouth, Houston, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool, China National, Orpheus, Berlin Komische Oper, Leipzig's MDR at Gewandhaus, Nordwestdeutsche and Bochumer Sinfoniker, Cape Town Philharmonic, and Plácido Domingo's Youth Orchestra of the Americas. He has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Peter Bay, Carl St. Clair, Kynan Johns, Daniel Hege, Andrew Litton, Kurt Masur, Jorge Mester, Marco Parisotto, Jung Ho- Pak, Martin Panteleev, Eckart Preu, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Arild Remmereit, Stefan Sanderling, Klauspeter Seibel, Christopher Seaman, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Steven Sloane, Michael Stern, Bramwell Tovey, Gregory Vajda, Thomas Wilkins, and Martin Yates.
He has given solo recitals and chamber music performances at the Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Ravinia, Aspen, Lincoln Center, and Chautauqua festivals, Lukas Foss's Hamptons Music Festival, Kravis Center, UC Davis Presents, Rome Chamber Festival, Moritzburg, El Paso, La Jolla and at the National Gallery in Washington.
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 emigrating to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard. His distinguished pedagogues included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, and Felix Galimir. He also studied and participated in masterclasses with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Arnold Steinhardt.
The Chicago Tribuneproclaimed, "Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing." Among his many honors, Quint was also the winner of the Juilliard Competition and Career Grant Recipient of Salon de Virtuosi, Bagby and Clarisse Kampel Foundations.