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Philip Arkinstall - clarinet

Philip has been the Associate Principal Clarinet of the MSO since 2009 and was principal with the Malaysian Philharmonic for 11 years before that. After completing his Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium under Peter Jenkin, he went on to win the ABC Young Performers Award in 1997 playing the Françaix Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and he was the 2MBS Radio Performer of the Year in 1996.

Philip has been guest principal with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and has appeared both as soloist and as guest principal with the Sydney, West Australian, Queensland, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony orchestras. He was also a frequent soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic during his tenure there in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Henze, Copland, Weber, Strauss, Bruch, Stamitz, Bernstein and Stravinsky amongst others. His playing has been reviewed as "mellifluous, engaging and assured".

Philip's first love, however, is chamber music, and he has collaborated with some of the world's finest musicians and ensembles in that realm. These include The Goldner Quartet, The Eggner Trio, The Auer Quartet, Wilma and Friends, the Australia Ensemble, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and many contemporary ensembles including The Arcko, Alpha Ensemble and Australysis. Since 2012 he has toured South America and Europe with the sensational Camerata Bern of Switzerland under the leadership of Antje Weithaas.

He is a founding member of the new Melbourne Winds Ensemble, comprising a core group of MSO players, which toured China with pianist Kristian Chong in 2014 and which has performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre and for the MSO's chamber series in everything from trio to octet form. Philip is particularly proud to be a founding member of Plexus with Monica Curro and Stefan Cassemenos, a group that has commissioned over 100 new works and has already given world premieres of 50 of these within a two-year period.

Philip has given masterclasses across Asia under the MPO umbrella and in South America for Camerata Bern, and he teaches the clarinet through Melbourne University. He has tutored at the National Music Camp, the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and he has conducted various small ensembles at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur and across Malaysia.

Philip Arkinstall has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

10 September 2016 - American Story


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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