Todd Phillips, a member of Orpheus since 1983, is also a member of the highly acclaimed Orion String Quartet. He made his solo debut at age 13 with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and has since performed as guest artist with leading orchestras throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
Mr. Phillips has appeared at the Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Santa Fe, and Spoleto music festivals, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philomusica, and the New York String Orchestra. He has collaborated with such renowned artists as Rudolf Serkin, Jaime Laredo, Richard Stolzman, Peter Serkin, and Pinchas Zukerman, and has participated in eighteen “Musicians from Marlboro” tours.
Todd Phillips began violin studies at age four with his father, Eugene Phillips, a composer and former violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and later with Sally Thomas at the Juilliard School and Sandor Vegh at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He serves on the violin and chamber music faculties of the Mannes College of Music and at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and has been a teacher at the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. He has recorded for the Arabesque, Bridge, Delos, Deutsche Grammophon, Finlandia, Koch, Marlboro Recording Society, NY Philomusica, RCA Red Seal, and Sony Classical labels. Todd Phillips lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, violinist Catherine Cho, and is the father of Lia, Eliza, Jason, and Brandon.