Festival Artists

Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Lyrebird Trio, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras - our Festival Artists are some of the world’s leading musicians.

Philip has appeared as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian, Corpus Medicorum and Zelman symphony orchestras and also with the Malaysian and Royal Melbourne philharmonics in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Heinze. He won the Young Performer of the Year for 2MBSFM in 1996 and won the 1997 Young Performer of the Year prize run by Symphony Australia and the ABC. Queens Trust, Big Brother and various other awards enabled him to pursue intermittent studies in Europe. 

Philip has been the associate principal clarinet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He was Principal of the Malaysian Philharmonic in Kuala Lumpur for 11 years prior to that, and has appeared as guest principal with every Australian orchestra except Adelaide. Philip has worked with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Bern, Arcadia Winds and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Plexus Trio with Monica Curro and Stefan Cassomenos. Plexus has commissioned and premiered works from over 100 composers from across the globe since its inception in 2013.  He is also a founder of the  Melbourne Ensemble septet and has appeared at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Huntington and Port Fairy Music Festivals. He is a contracted artist for the German clarinet maker, Arthur F. Ubel.