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Four-time Grammy nominee violinist Philippe Quint celebrates two milestones – the release of his recording of concertos by Mendelssohn and Bruch, and Beethoven's Romances Nos. 1 and 2, with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Minería led by Carlos Miguel Prieto on the Avanticlassic label, as well as the theatrical opening by International Film Circuit of Downtown Express, a new film Quint stars in from multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin, produced by Michael Hausman (Brokeback Mountain, Gangs of New York, Amadeus), and co-starring singer-songwriter Nellie McKay.
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Charlie Chaplin was a prolific composer - Violinist.com interviews Philippe Quint
Charlie Chaplin -- that clownish icon of silent film -- was a prolific composer? "It was an absolutely crazy discovery for me," said violinist Philippe Quint, who on Friday released Chaplin's Smile, a collection of 13 new arrangements of songs from Chaplin's films and his debut recording with Warner Classics, with pianist Marta Aznavoorian and a guest appearance by Joshua Bell. The project --...
Philippe Quint's 'Chaplin's Smile' celebrates the great comedian's musical talent / GRAMOPHONE
The 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's birth will be widely celebrated in 2019 and violinist Philippe Quint has provided his own intriguing tribute, courtesy of Warner Classics. 'Chaplin's Smile' is Quint's new album exploring the musical legacy of Charlie Chaplin, who as well as being an extraordinary comedian, actor, producer and director, was also a gifted composer. The album f...
Why Strads are worth millions / the Strad
Antonio Stradivari is generally considered the greatest violin maker of all time. His violins are played by some of the top musicians in the world and sell for as much as $16 million. For centuries people have puzzled over what makes his violins so great and they are the most scientifically studied instruments in history. I spoke to two world class violinists who play Stradivarius violins as well as a vi...
Philippe Quint - Tchaikovsky | Arensky / WFMT: New Release Of the Week
Celebrated violinist Philippe Quint is back with a release pairing Tchaikovsky's popular Violin Concerto with Arensky's seldom recorded String Quartet No 2, dedicated to the memory of Tchaikovsky. For the first time, the last movement of the Concerto is presented twice on CD: once in Tchaikovsky's original scoring and, as a bonus track, the condensed version of the third movement by Leopold Auer. The...
Philippe Quint - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto | Arensky Quartet / Get Classical review
This September, Avanticlassic released yet another account of Tchaikovsky's much performed Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35, revealing the stylistic versatility and technical brilliance of Russian/American violinist Philippe Quint. In this recording, Quint, whose "lyricism, energy and devotion," was lauded by the LA Times, pairs Tchaikovsky's "war-horse" of the violin-repertoire, with Anton Stephano...
Philippe Quint - Tchaikovsky | Arensky / Gramophone review
Philippe Quint's Tchaikovsky Concerto incorporates the finale both in its original guise and with the emendations made by Leopold Auer (1845 1930). With his golden tone and rock-solid technique, Quint gives a commandingly articulate display, his contribution easily a match for Graffin's in terms of recreative spark and intrepid personality, and he enjoys notably spirited support from the Sofia Ph...
Philippe Quint - Tchaikovsky | Arensky / The Strad review
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto thrives on an espressivo intensity full of fast vibrato and generous portamento – distinctive qualities that Philippe Quint indulges to the full here. His unblemished, relatively lightweight sound also proves ideal in gently articulating the work's dazzling pyrotechnics without a hint of forced tone and imparts an&...
Russian American Foundation presents - Philippe Quint & Friends featuring Joshua Bell & John Corigliano
On Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00pm, the Russian American Foundation (RAF) will present "Philippe Quint & Friends," a benefit concert hosted by the renowned Russian-American violinist at the New York Times Building's Times Center (242 West 41st Street). The evening will feature performances by special guests such as Joshua Bell, John Corigliano, Josh Ralph, Emily Bergl, Michael Bacon, William Wolfram, t...
Philippe Quint: Violinist & Actor
Spring 2012 was very busy for four-time Grammy nominee violinist Philippe Quint. Celebrating two milestones – the release of his Mendelssohn, Bruch & Beethoven recording and the opening a new film Quint starred in from Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin, which marks the first time that a classical musician has been featured as the lead in an American film. With the new ...