Xavier Phillips

France

Cello

Xavier Phillips was born in Paris in 1971. At fifteen, he entered the CNSM in Paris in Philippe Muller’s class and obtained the First Prize at the conservatory in 1989. He then studied under Mstislav Rostropovich, who became his mentor.

He has won several international prizes including Special Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Third Prize and Special Prize at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris and First Prize at the 1st Helsinki Competition.

He was soon invited to perform on the greatest international stages with prestigious orchestras, such as L’Orchestre National de France, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre philharmonique de la Scala, under the baton of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Fedosseyev and Eliahu Inbal.

In parallel to his activities as a soloist, Xavier Phillips also enjoys performing chamber music and devotes part of his time to educational activities. His eclectic and varied discography is highly regarded and acclaimed by critics.

 

Xavier Phillips plays on a cello by Matteo Gofriller from 1710.

RécompensesAwards

1990  |  3rd Prize and Special Prize Concours Rostropovitch - Paris / France

First Prize International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition - Helsinki / Finland

Special Prize International Tchaikovsky Competition - Moscow / Russia

Second Prize and Special Prize Jeunesses Musicales Competition - Belgrad / Serbia

CollaborationsCollaborations

 -   |  Orchestre de Paris - Paris / France

 -   |  Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Geneva / Switzerland

 -   |  Orchestre National de France - Paris / France

 -   |  Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Paris / France

 -   |  Les Dissonances - Paris / France

 -   |  Seattle Symphony Orchestra - Seattle / USA

 -   |  Orchestre Symphonique du Québec - Québec / Canada

 -   |  BBC Wales Orchestra - Cardiff / United Kingdom

 -   |  Washington National Symphony Orchestra - Washington D.C / USA

 -   |  New York Philharmonic - New York / USA

 -   |  Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago / USA

 -   |  Houston Symphony Orchestra - Houston / USA

 -   |  BBC Scottish Orchestra - Glasgow / United Kingdom

 -   |  Berliner Symphoniker - Berlin / Germany

 -   |  Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin - Berlin / Germany

 -   |  Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - Lausanne / Switzerland

 -   |  Orchestre du Théâtre Mariinsky - Saint-Petersbourg / Russia

 -   |  Orchestre Philharmonique de la Scala - Milan / Italy

FormationEducation

 -   |  Cello - professeur : teacher :  Phillipe Muller
CNSM de Paris - Paris / France

EnseignementTeaching

Sion academieSion academy

2018  |  Xavier Phillips

Autres coursOther teaching class

 -  HEMU de Lausanne, Site de Sion

FestivalsFest

2018  |  Festival de violoncelle de Beauvais - Beauvais - France

2018  |  Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo - Monte Carlo - France

2018  |  Festival Fougères musicale - Fougères - France

2017  |  Festival de violoncelle de Kings Place - Londre - United Kingdom

2018  |  Festival de Chambord - Chambord - France

2017  |  Festival Pornic Classic - Pornic - France

2017  |  Festival Berlioz de la Côte Saint-André - La Côte-Saint-André - France

2017  |  Festival de Saint Robert - Saint Robert - France

2015  |  Festival Chopin - Paris - France

2014  |  Festival Harmonies d’Automne - Saint-Mandé - France

Académie Festival des Arcs -  Bourg Saint Maurice - France

Albums de l'artisteArtist album

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 5, Xavier Phillips les Dissonances et David Grimal
Dissonances Records
2016
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 5

Complete Works for Cello & Piano François-Frédéric Guy & Xavier Phillips
Evidence Classics
2015
Beethoven – Complete works for cello & piano

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