Philip is currently Principal Conductor of the Amadeus Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the London Mozart Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Crimean State Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with Manchester Camerata and his 2004 recording with them “Great British Recorder Concertos” (Recorder: John Turner) was described by Gramophone Magazine as “first class” and was “highly recommended” by the Penguin CD guide.
With Victoria Opera North West, Philip made the first complete recording of The Maid of Artois by Balfe. It was extremely well received by Radio Three’s Saturday morning CD review, being voted as “audience favourite” This year Philip will make the premiere recording of Vladimir Wimmer’s Opera Dybuk in Prague. In addition to his recording work, Philip has broadcast on television and radio in the UK and abroad, most recently conducting Mahler’s Second Symphony on BBC Radio 3. He has commissioned many new works, most notably those composed by Alastair King.
Recently Philip has given concerts with Steven Isserlis, Steven Varcoe, Raphael Wallfisch, Ian Pace and Janis Kelly and has directed ‘speaking soloists’ such as Griff Rhys Jones, Matthew Kelly, Jilly Cooper, Sir Clement Freud, Edward Fox and Joanna David.
As a freelance conductor, Philip has worked with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Bombay Chamber Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Bath Philharmonia, the Pardubice Chamber Orchestra, the Manchester Concert Orchestra, and the Kwa Zulu Natal Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 Philip took the Amadeus Orchestra to Bombay at the invitation of the British Council and is regularly invited to conduct in China. Recently, Philip conducted the Moscow TV and Radio State Orchestra and the chorus and soloists from the Kirov Opera in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Moscow.
Philip is the recipient of an honorary doctorate for artistic services given by the President of Ukraine following his premiere performance in that country of Elgar’s First Symphony.