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. Appointed to the Stanford faculty in 2017, he is also Music Advisor and an Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and previously served as Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University and Music Director/Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Phillips is a conductor, composer, and author who 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 (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence. He has conducted recordings for Naxos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Slovak Philharmonic, and Brown University Orchestra, whose CD Manhattan Intermezzo became the #1 best-selling Naxos recording upon its release in January 2016. He has also recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Guest appearances in 2018-19 include concerts with the Mill Valley Philharmonic and Orquesta Filarmónica de Río Negro, and presenting "Shostakovich Walks the Tightrope" with the Pacifica Quartet for Chamber Music San Francisco. Phillips's conducting honors include 1st Prize in the NOS International Conductors Course (Holland) and Wiener Meisterkurse Conductors Course (Vienna), and eleven ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.