My musical biography

David Phillips’ interpretations of composers as varied as Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert have garnered him wide acclaim and invitations to appear with notable institutions such as The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The San Antonio Symphony and The Dubrovnik Symphony. He has performed under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Sanderling, Ruben Asatrian, Michael Morgan, Vincent Zitto, Zlatan Srzic. Mr. Phillips has also performed in venerable concert halls such as Musikverein, Vienna; The Royal Festival Hall, London; Khachiturian Hall, Armenia; and Rector’s Palace, Croatia. In the U.S., he has performed at Carnegie Hall; The Warton Center for The Performing Arts, Lansing, Michigan; Watson Fine Arts Center Theater, San Antonio Texas; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; The Yachats Music Festival, Oregon, and many others.

Phillips’ mastery of the piano has also been noted by the U.S. Department of State. Its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invited him to appear on international tours to Armenia, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, China and Hong Kong. In addition to performing solo recitals on these tours, Phillips appeared as a soloist with both the Armenian Philharmonic and the Dubrovnik Symphony. He also led master classes at the Sayat Nova Music Academy and the Zagreb Conservatory in Croatia.

Recently, Phillips performed on the Rite of Spring Great Performers Concert series in New York City. He has also given solo recitals at the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, Florida’s Key West Pops Orchestra, the Donnell Library Concert Series as well as Trinity Concert Series, both in New York City.

Mr. Phillips has led master classes at notable schools such as Yale University, Eastman School of Music, University of Illinois, Sayat Nova Music Academy in Armenia, among others. Mr. Phillips was the winner of two concerto competitions: The Juilliard School’s Concerto Competition, and the University of Michigan’s Student concerto competition.

David Phillips is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and New York’s The Juilliard School. He was the recipient of a full scholarship at both schools and has studied under Daniel and Marilyn Eller, Alfred Brendel, Dady Mehta, Peter Serkin, Arthur Balsam and Jeanne Stark-Iochmanns.