.RAZUMOVSKY Ensemble  

Philip Dukes

Philip Dukes
Philip Dukes’ recital debut at London 's South Bank in 1991, described by "The Strad" magazine as "world class", marked the beginning of a career that is now established as one of the foremost of his generation.
His principal teachers in London & New York have included Mark Knight, Yfrah Neaman and Michael Tree. Having completed his studies, Mr Dukes won a succession of awards, scholarships, prizes and competitions, and in June 1992 was selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust. In 1995 Philip Dukes won the coveted European Rising Stars Award which lead to recitals throughout Europe.

He has performed at several major music festivals including Menuhin Gstaad, Cheltenham, Dartington, Brighton, Bath , Aldeburgh, Spitalfields, Colmar and Chester . As a concerto soloist, Philip has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony , Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, The Philharmonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony and Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, BBC Scottish Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, Warsaw Sinfonia and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

In 1995 Mr Dukes made his BBC Promenade Concert debut giving the world première of the Viola Concerto by Sally Beamish and at the 1997 Aldeburgh Festival he gave the world première of the previously unpublished Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra by Benjamin Britten. At the 1999 BBC Promenade Concerts, Mr Dukes, together with Clio Gould, gave the world première of 'Inside Story’ for Violin, Viola and Orchestra by Piers Hellawell.

Philip Dukes can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded a number of CDs featuring works by Brahms, Schumann, Bruch, Britten, Mozart, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Frank Martin, William Lloyd Webber, Piers Hellawell and Sally Beamish for the Chandos, Collins Classics, ASV, BIS, Nimbus and Naxos recording labels. Mr Dukes’ CD recording of 'The Film Music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett', for the Chandos Label with the BBC Philharmonic, was awarded the "Deutsche Schallplattenpreis" (German Record Prize).

In addition to his solo engagements Mr Dukes is Professor of Viola at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music, London , Artist in Residence at Queens University Belfast, and Head of Strings at Wells Cathedral School . Forthcoming highlights include a concerto appearance at the 2005 BBC Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; a concerto appearance at the William Primrose Centenary Viola Festival with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and guest appearances with the Beaux-Arts Piano Trio, Allegri and Medici Quartets. Mr Dukes will also appear in concerts at the Cheltenham International Music Festival, the Savannah Music Festival (USA) and further concerts in Korea and China . His next solo CD for Naxos featuring the complete works for viola by Rebecca Clarke will be released in 2005. Mr Dukes is also a jury member for both the Munich and Vienna International Viola Competitions.