Phillip Ying, as violist of the Ying Quartet, 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 String 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 Chris Theofanidis, Lera Auerbach, Billy Childs, Kenji Bunch, Richard Danielpour, John Novacek, Sebastian Currier, and Paul Moravec. During the summers, he 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. He has been recorded on the Sono Luminus, Telarc, Albany, Elektra, and EMI labels.
Mr. Ying is an Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music and Co-Chair of the Strings, Harp, and Guitar Department. From 2001-2008, the Ying Quartet additionally served as Blodgett ensemble in residence at Harvard University. 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 also is a frequent speaker, panelist, and outside evaluator on subjects such as arts-in- education, advocacy through performance, and chamber music residencies. Mr. Ying received his education at Harvard University, the New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, and studied principally with Martha Katz, Walter Trampler, and Roland Vamos.