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Craig Phillips Biography

Craig Phillips

Living in: United States

Two-time GRAMMY-nominee, Craig Phillips is a founding member of the acclaimed male classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony and an established operatic and concert soloist. Possessing a "handsome, elegant bass" (New York Times), he has distinguished himself as a gifted singing actor, performing a wide range of repertoire with companies including Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera and Boston Lyric Opera. From Monteverdi to Nico Muhly, his credits as a concert artist include appearances with Eastern Music Festival, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Cathedral.

Founded in 2006, New York Polyphony is recognized as one of the finest early music groups active today. Praised for a "rich, natural sound that's larger and more complex than the sum of its parts," (National Public Radio) the ensemble's growing discography includes two GRAMMY-nominated releases and albums that have topped the "best of" lists of The New Yorker, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, and The New York Times.

New York Polyphony maintains an active touring schedule, participating in major concert series and festivals around the world. Recent engagements include debuts at London's Wigmore Hall and The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, residencies at Dartmouth College and Stanford University, and appearances at the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, and Thuringer Bachwochen.

In addition to performing, Phillips is the director of The Revelers Project, a research initiative aimed at restoring the legacy of the Revelers, the preeminent recording and radio quartet of the 1920s and 1930s.

Phillips serves on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance as Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy. He is represented by Scott Levine Management.

Member of
New York Polyphony (Current) - Bass - Founder