Todd Phillips made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13 and has appeared with many orchestras throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan since then, including the Brandenburg Ensemble, Jacksonville and Honolulu symphonies, Camerata Salzburg and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Phillips is a founding member of the highly-acclaimed Orion String Quartet, which has been the quartet-in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mannes College of Music and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.


  • The Juilliard School; studied with Sally Thomas
  • Mozarteum in Salzburg; studied with Sàndor Vègh
  • Phillips also studied with his father, Eugene Phillips, a composer and former violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as his mother, Natalie Phillips, a professor of piano at the University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Experience

Phillips serves on the violin faculties of the following schools:

  • Mannes School of Music
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Bard College Conservatory of Music