PAUL PHILLIPS is the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University, where he conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia. He has conducted more than 75 orchestras, opera companies, choirs, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta and Orquesta Filarmońica de Río Negro (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence, and is also an accomplished composer, pianist, and author. Appointed to the Stanford faculty in 2017, previously he was Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University and Music Director/Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Additionally, he is Music Advisor and an Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and President-Elect of the Western Region of CODA (College Orchestra Directors Association).
Phillips has conducted recordings for Naxos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Slovak Philharmonic, and Brown University Orchestra, and also recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. His conducting honors include 11 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, 1st Prize in the NOS International Conductors Course (Holland) and Wiener Meisterkurse Conductors Course (Vienna), and selection for the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductors Program.
This fall, Phillips conducts live concerts with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia, and guest conducts the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes his composition Wave along with works by Valerie Coleman, W. A. Mozart, and Johannes Brahms.
Saturday, 26 February 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Program: DVORAK Czech Suite, Op. 39 • HAILSTORK Sonata da Chiesa • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with viola soloist Addison Jadwin '23, 2020 Concerto Competition Winner
Friday, 4 March 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Saturday, 5 March 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Program: GEORGE WALKER Icarus in Orbit • WALTON Viola Concerto • STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
STANFORD PHILHARMONIA TOUR to BERMUDA with violin soloist Caroline Campbell
22-27 March 2022 • The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts
Programs to include: FLORENCE PRICE Adoration • HOLST St. Paul's Suite • GRIEG Holberg Suite • MOZART Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major • HAYDN Symphony No. 97 in C Major • BRITTEN Simple Symphony • DVORAK Czech Suite, Op. 39 • HAILSTORK Sonata da Chiesa • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 • and works featuring violin soloist Caroline Campbell (Stanford '04)
STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & STANFORD SYMPHONIC CHORUS with soprano Esther Tonea and mezzo-soprano Malin Fritz Walrod
Friday, 13 May 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 2:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Program: MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"
Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University