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 PhilharmoniaHe 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. 

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Upcoming Performances

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

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"

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program TBA