Multi Grammy Award-nominee, violinist Philippe Quint celebrates his new album Chaplin’s Smile with a program commemorating Charlie Chaplin's compositional talents as well as his encounters with the great composers of his day including Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schoenberg, and more. Chaplin’s granddaughter Kiera Chaplin hosts an evening of world premiere arrangements performed by Quint and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, interspersed with selections from Chaplin’s autobiography narrated by award winning actor Michael Cumpsty with clips and photos from his most famous films such as The Great Dictator, The Kid, City Lights, Modern Times and Limelight.
Multi Grammy Award nominee Violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. Constantly in demand, he regularly appears at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York and at the most prestigious music festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele. “Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him.
Named Artist-in-Association for 2018/2019 season by Utah Symphony which will include two weeks of performances with the orchestra and a recording for Hyperion label, other highlights of Mr. Quint’s forthcoming season will include a special release of new arrangements of works by Charlie Chaplin for Warner Classics Label, debut with Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Moscow debut with the National Philharmonic of Russia conducted by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and taking the Chaplin Project on tour with recitals in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh, Berlin, London, Utrecht and Bilbao.
In addition to his award winning discography, the celebrated American violinist of Russian heritage has won worldwide acclaim playing with world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Quint’s appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra, Leipzig’s MDR performing under the batons of such renowned conductors as late Kurt Masur, Edo De Waart, Andrew Litton, Tugan Sokhiev, Ludovic Morlot, James Gaffigan, Carl St. Clair, Michael Stern, Vladimir Spivakov, Cristian Macelaru, Kristian Jarvi, Krzysztof Urbanski, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Tito Munoz, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.
Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov. After moving to the United States from Soviet Union in 1991, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Juilliard School. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.