“The refined and rounded tone quality of the young German cellist Philip Graham
distinguishes the slow movement, and is equally eloquent in a lovely reading of
Dvorák’s Third Quintet.“
David Denton – The Strad
As first prize winner of competitions such as Jugend Musiziert in Germany or the Concorso Enrico Mainardi in Austria, German-English cellist Philip Graham has already enjoyed an impressive career, appearing as a soloist with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Folkwang Ensemble, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester (Chamber Orchestra Mannheim-Ludwigshafen) and the Classical Philharmonic Orchestra Bonn.
Besides his soloistic appearances Philip considers gathering experience as a chamber musician as one of the most important aspects of being a cellist. He has had the honour of playing with renowned artists like Boris Garlitzky, Vadim Glutzman, Clemens Hagen, Thomas Zehetmair, José Gallardo and Marie-Luise Neunecker.
As a soloist and chamber musician Philip has performed in some of the internationally most acclaimed venues, such as the Beethovenhalle Bonn, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Centre of Arts Beijing or the Konzerthaus Shanghai.
In 2010 he was admitted to the Folkwang University of arts in Essen for the class of Prof. Alexander Hülshoff and is currently continuing his studies at the University of arts Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Clemens Hagen, the cellist of the Hagen Quartet. Lessons with Rainer Schmidt, Wolfgang Boettcher, Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Daniel Müller-Schott and Sol Gabetta have enriched his musical education. In 2011 he participated in the Young Artists Program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Since 2012 Philip Graham has held a stipend from the Villa Musica in Mainz, Germany giving him the opportunity to work and play with numerous acclaimed artists.
Philip Graham plays a Paul Bailly cello (Paris, 1902), on loan from private investors.