Canadian violinist Philip Manning has had his playing described as ‘virtuosic’, ‘captivating’ and ‘versatile,’ covering genres from early Baroque to the present. His extensive experience of orchestral, chamber and solo playing has led to performances across Canada and the United States, from small chamber venues to large concert halls and outdoor audiences of 45,000.
His previous teachers/master class clinicians include Charles Stegeman (Duquesne University), Gerald Stanick (UBC School of Music), Dr. Robert Skelton (U of Western Ontario), Paul Kantor (Rice U, Houston Texas), Blair Milton (Chicago Symphony), Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster LA Phil), Marc Destrube (Axelrod String Quartet, Wash. DC), Pinchas Zukerman (NAC), Jonathan Crow (Toronto Symphony), and Terrance Tam (Victoria Symphony).
Philip has won numerous awards and scholarships for his solo and chamber performances and as the recipient of a full scholarship, he completed a Graduate Level Artist Diploma in Violin Performance at Duquesne University under Professor Charles Stegeman in 2016. Philip won the Duquesne Concerto Competition and was Concertmaster of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra for the duration of his time there. He was a finalist in the Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank Competition in 2015, and in 2012 and 2013, Philip was accepted on full scholarship to the intensive Violin Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and to the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific under Maestro Arthur Arnold.
Philip has performed as a feature soloist with several orchestras and is now pleased to be a core member of the Victoria Symphony.