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.
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.