Described by the New York Times as an “able and persuasive advocate” of new music, pianist Nicholas Phillips’ playing has been praised for its “bejeweled accuracy” (Fanfare) and as “razor-sharp yet wonderfully spirited” (American Records Guide). He maintains an active schedule as a soloist and collaborative artist, having played recitals across the U.S., and recent international performances in Argentina, Korea, and Lithuania.
In 2011 he released two CDs on Albany Records; Portals and Passages, which features the piano music of American composer Ethan Wickman (b.1973), and Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music. His most recent CD, American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano, featured commissioned works written for him on that theme by 10 American composers. Phillips is passionately committed to engaging audiences with the music of our time and enjoys working with composers immensely.
Articles by Nicholas Phillips:
To me, the result of the election was an “unpresidented” [sic] embarrassment on a global level. I found myself wondering what I could do, as a performer. I posted on...