Canadian Violinist, Philip Manning, is equally at home as a solo, orchestral, or chamber musician. His playing has been described as ‘virtuosic’, ‘passionate’ and praised for his ‘attention to detail’. He has won many awards and scholarships for solo and chamber performances, delighting audiences in Canada and the United States.
As the recipient of a full scholarship, Philip spent time in the USA completing a Graduate Level Artist Diploma in Violin Performance at Duquesne University under the tutelage of Professor Charles Stegeman. Philip won the Duquesne Concerto Competition and was also awarded the honor of being Concertmaster of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra for the duration of his time there. He was a finalist in the Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank Competition in 2015, and in June of 2015, was invited to perform with other well-known international orchestral musicians at the annual Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas, under the direction of distinguished conductor Maestro Andres Cardenes . In 2013, Philip was accepted on full scholarship to the intensive Violin Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and in 2012, on full scholarship to the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific under Maestro Arthur Arnold.
His previous teachers/master class clinicians include Gerald Stanick (UBC School of Music), Dr. Robert Skelton (U of Western Ontario), Paul Kantor (Rice U in Houston Texas), Blair Milton (Chicago Symphony), Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster LA Phil), Marc Destrube (Axelrod String Quartet, Wash. DC), Pinchas Zukerman (NAC), Jonathan Crow (Toronto Symphony) and Terrance Tam (Victoria Symphony).
Upon his return to Canada, Philip has been busy performing many solo and chamber concerts to full houses and appreciative audiences. Over his career, Philip has performed as a feature soloist with several orchestras and has recently been successful in his first two professional orchestral auditions. Philip has chosen to make this his home and is the Victoria Symphony’s most recent full time member.
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