Violinist/violist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He is a founding member of the 25 year old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and is a longtime Artist of the Chamber Music Society. The quartet has recorded the complete quartets of Beethoven and Leon Kirchner. Last season the Orion appeared at Kings Place Concert Hall in London for a weeklong Brahms project. Mr. Phillips has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Spoleto USA Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chesapeake Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He also serves on the summer faculties of the Banff Centre, Heifetz Institute, and the Colorado College Music Festival. 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. He is a professor at the Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music and Bard College Conservatory. He lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his wife, Tara Helen O'Connor.