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Born in St. Petersburg, violinist PHILIPPE QUINT is rapidly establishing his reputation with audiences and critics alike. Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov. He made his orchestral debut at the age of nine performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2. Since defecting to the U.S. in 1991, he has gained a reputation for his performances of American music. His debut recording on Naxos of the William Schuman Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony and José Serebrier was nominated for two Grammy Awards, including one for best soloist with orchestra. It was also an Editor's Choice in both Gramophone and The Strad. He has also recorded Lukas Foss' complete works for violin and piano, with the composer at the keyboard, for the Elysium label.
Quint studied with Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, and Felix Galimir. He graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School in 1998.
Recent appearances include recitals at Weill Recital Hall in New York's Carnegie Hall and at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., as well as performances with the Detroit, Bournemouth, and Houston Symphonies and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and at the Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Ravinia, and Aspen Festivals. He has played under the batons of Marin Alsop, Kurt Masur, Hans Graf, and Maxim Shostakovich, among many others.
Quint has been a consistent prizewinner since his student days, amassing top prizes at the 1998 Juilliard Competition, the 1997 Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain, and the 1997 Salon de Virtuosi Award. He has received career grants from the Clarisse B. Kampel Foundation and the Bagby Foundation.