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Phillip Ying

Phillip Ying

Violist of the Ying Quartet, Phillip Ying is an Associate Professor of Chamber Music and Viola at the Eastman School of Music and Co-Chair of the Strings, Harp and Guitar Department.




Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
This three-disc set provides a cohesive overview of Adler's output celebrating his 90th birthday. 

CKD 590  

Phillip Ying - viola

Violist of the Ying Quartet, Phillip Ying has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is a recipient of the Naumburg Award for Chamber Music, has been awarded a Grammy for a collaborative recording with the Turtle Island Quartet, and has been nominated for three additional Grammys. He maintains a vital interest in collaborative multi-disciplinary projects and new music with recent premieres of works by Christopher Theofanidis, Lera Auerbach, Billy Childs, Kenji Bunch, Richard Danielpour, John Novacek, Sebastian Currier, and Paul Moravec. Ying is the Co-Artistic Director of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and has performed at the Colorado College, Skaneateles, Music in the Vineyards, Aspen, Norfolk, Tanglewood, Marlboro, and Caramoor Music Festivals.

Ying is an Associate Professor of Chamber Music and Viola at the Eastman School of Music and Co-Chair of the Strings, Harp and Guitar Department. He served as President for six years of Chamber Music America, a national service organization for chamber music ensembles, presenters and artist managers, and has been published by Chamber Music Magazine. He is also a frequent speaker, panelist, and outside evaluator on subjects such as arts in education, advocacy through performance, and chamber music residencies. Ying received his education at Harvard University, the New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, and has studied principally with Martha Katz, Walter Trampler, and Roland Vamos. 


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MusicWeb International
'These are warm, polished and convincing performances, well-rehearsed, with immaculate ensemble in each case. All of the works have been recorded in top-notch sound.'
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Classica
4 Stars
'Convincing and authentic interpretations.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'This is a musically well realized homage to the German born American composer Sam Adler. The works with various instruments cover a wide range of his life and different styles of expression. The overall impression is one of a life-affirming composer.'
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RBB Kulturradio
5 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'In five dance movements including "Rumble" to "Pavane", Adler proves his outstanding understanding of music history, especially in the concluding "Tarantella".'
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