Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He is a founding member of the 27-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and performs regularly at the Chamber Music Society. Available on recording are the complete quartets of Beethoven and Leon Kirchner. Highlights of the season include tours with pianist Peter Serkin and a European tour that included London's legendary Wigmore Hall. He appears regularly at the Spoleto USA Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chesapeake Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He often serves on the summer faculties of the Banff Centre, Heifetz Institute, the Colorado College Music Festival and Music Mountain. He has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Phillips began violin studies with his father, Eugene Phillips, a composer and former violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he studied with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas, and later with Sandor Vegh and George Neikrug. He is a professor at the Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Bard College Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. He lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his wife, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor.