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  • MASTERCLASS AT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY! On February 4, 2016, Philip will be giving a masterclass in the music department of Adelphi Universiy in Garden City, Long Island, at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center from 10am to 12 noon.
  • PHILIP TO SPEAK TO THE ASSOCIATION OF PIANO TEACHERS OF LONG ISLAND! On January 18, 2017, Philip will be presenting a lecture-recital to the Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island in Garden City on the subject of contemporary piano music and ways it can be utilized in order to inspire and motivate young music students. Included in the program will be works by Philip Martin, John Musto, William Bolcom and Lowell Liebermann.
  • PHILIP TO JUDGE BEETHOVEN SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION! On November 29, 2016, Philip will be at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK to join the panel of judges for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe`s intercollegiate piano competition.
  • PHILIP TO VISIT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY! On October 29, 2016, Philip will be on the panel of judges for the Marian Garcia International Piano Competition held at Penn State University.
  • RECITAL WITH CELEBRATED IRISH TENOR, ROBERT WHITE! On October 27, 2016, Philip will be joining the brilliant and celebrated Irish Tenor Robert White on the stage of the Elebash Hall at City University of New York`s Graduate Center for a special gala concert to celebrate the singer`s 80th birthday.
  • CORIGLIANO PIANO CONCERTO IN COLORADO! On September 24, 2016, Philip will join the Greeley Philharmonic and Maestro Glen Cortese in a performance of Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano`s Piano Concerto at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley, Colorado. ¬†During his visit, Philip will visit the University of Northern Colorado to give a masterclass there.
  • PHILIP TO TOUR ARGENTINA WITH THE NEW DOCTA FESTIVAL! From September 4-16, 2016, Philip will be visiting South America for the first time as guest artist for the New Docta International Music Festival in Argentina. ¬†This will include chamber and solo performances and masterclasses in C√≥rdoba and Buenos Aires, as well as a number of outreach events in support of children from under-privileged schools and hospitals.
  • PHILIP NAMED `ASSOCIATE` OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC! Philip has been elected an Associate of London`s Royal Academy of Music in the institution`s Honours List for 2016. ¬†This is an award given to former students that have gone on to `make a significant contribution to the music profession`.
  • LINCOLN CENTER RECITAL WITH VIOLINIST JACK LIEBECK! On February 7, 2016, Philip will be joining British violinist Jack Liebeck for a recital of Frank Bridge and Brahms at Lincoln Center`s Walter Reade Theater in New York.
  • RECITAL AT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY! On January 16, 2016, Philip will be returning to the stage of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, Long Island, for a recital comprising the complete Ballades and Impromptus of Chopin.
  • LOS ANGELES VISIT! From Nov 1-3, 2015, Philip will be in the Los Angeles area to act as a judge for the Conejo Valley Music Teachers Association Contemporary Festival Competition and to give a masterclass for piano students at California State University, Northridge.
  • NEW MUSIC AT BROOKLYN`S BARGEMUSIC! On July 17, 2015, Philip will be appearing at Bargemusic in Brooklyn as part of its `Here and Now` series in a recital of music by Boulez, Ronald Stevenson and Essa-Pekka Salonen.
  • COLLABORATION WITH PARSONS DANCE COMPANY! On June 6, 2015, Philip will be joining Violinist Kristin Lee and Cellist Yves Dharamraj in a collaboration with the Parsons Dance Company at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. ¬†They will be joining forces for a performance of Kenji Bunch`s `Swing Shift`.
  • VOLUME 2 OF THE EIGHT GREAT SUITES OF HANDEL NOW AVAILABLE! The second and final volume of Philip's traversal of the Eight Great Keyboard Suites of Handel for the Naxos label has been released and is now available worldwide. Click here to purchase from Amazon!
  • PHILIP TO VISIT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST! Philip will be giving a lunchtime recital as part of a visit to Queen's University, Belfast, on May 14 2015. The program will be centered around Liszt's monumental B minor Sonata. Click here for full details.
  • BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY ON THE EAST RIVER! Philip will be performing Beethoven Ghost Trio and Tchaikovsky's monumental Trio in A minor with violinist Giora Schmidt and cellist Amanda Forsyth at Brooklyn's Bargemusic on Nov 8-9, 2014. Visit http://www.bargemusic.org/ for full details and ticket info!
  • BUCHAREST PIANO MARATHON 2014! Philip will be making his first appearance in Romania on June 7 2014 as part of a piano marathon at the 'Teatrul de Vara Herastrau' in the center of Bucharest. Visit¬†http://www.pianomarathon.org/ for full details and ticket info!
  • PHILIP FEATURED AT LONG ISLAND MOZART FESTIVAL 2014! Philip is a featured soloist at the Long Island Mozart Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend at the stunning Old Westbury Gardens, NY. He will be performing a recital of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin at the opening gala on Friday May 23 and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat and Concerto No. 19 in two out-door concerts on Sunday May 25. Visit www.longislandmozartfestival.com for full details.
  • BROOKLYN LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES! On Sunday October 20, Philip will be performing alongside tenor Robert White, violinist Susie Park and cellist Adrian Daurov as part of the chamber music series at the Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library. The program will include chamber and solo works by Schubert, Beethoven and Rachmaninov, as well as Beethoven's own arrangements for piano trio and voice of folk songs from Ireland and Scotland!
  • BACH CONCERTI IN HUNTINGTON, NY! On Sunday June 2 2013, Philip will be performing two Bach Keyboard Concertos alongside other works as part of the Chamber Players International season at Chateau Coindre in Huntington, New York. Click here for full details and tickets.
  • PHILIP PERFORMS BRAHMS CONCERTO NO. 2! On Friday November 9 at 8pm, Philip will be the featured soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee at the Performing Arts Center of Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island NY. Click here for full details and tickets.
  • PHILIP SHORTLISTED FOR ICMA AWARD! Philip's latest CD release on the Chandos label, Piano Works by 'The Mighty Handful', has been shortlisted by the jury for the International Classical Music Awards 2012 for a best album award in the 'Solo Instrumental' category. Click here for complete lists of the nominations by both category and labels.
  • WQXR BEETHOVEN MARATHON VIDEO ARCHIVE! WQXR have archived the compete videos of the Beethoven Sonatas Marathon that took pace at Manhattan's Greene Space on Nov. 20 2011. Philip's performance of Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 14 No. 2 is around an hour into session 1. Click here for the video archive on the WQXR website.
  • WQXR BEETHOVEN MARATHON! On November 20 2011, Philip will be taking part in the WQXR Beethoven Marathon at Manhattan's Greene Space, with all 32 of the great composer's piano sonatas being performed in one day by a host of renowned pianists. Philip will be performing Sonata No. 10 in G Major Opus 14 No. 2 in the first session of the day, beginning at 11am. The whole event will also be streamed live on the WQXR website. Click here for full details and tickets.
  • PHILIP RECORDS WITH THE BRODSKY QUARTET! During September 2011, Philip was a guest artist on a recording with the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet, due for release on the Chandos label early in 2012. Check back here soon for more details!
  • FIVE-STAR CD REVIEW IN "THE TELEGRAPH"! Philip's recent release on the Chandos label, Piano Works by "The Mighty Handful", received a five-star review in a June 2011 issue of London's "The Telegraph" and was featured as "Classical CD of the Week". Read the full review here.
  • RECENT FEATURE IN BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE! Philip was featured in a recent edition of BBC Music Magazine in its "Rising Stars: Great Artists of Tomorrow" section. Read the full article here.
  • PHILIP FEATURED ON CLASSIC FM'S "CD OF THE WEEK"! Philip's latest release on the Chandos label, Piano Works by "The Mighty Handful", is being featured on the UK's Classic FM radio station as John Suchet's "CD of the Week" starting Monday April 9. It will be aired shortly after 10am on each morning. Full details here.
  • NEW CHANDOS RELEASE! Philip's first solo disc for the Chandos label, Piano Works by "The Mighty Handful", including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Balakirev's Islamey and rarely-heard works of Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Cui, is now available for pre-order. Due for official release in the UK on April 26, it can be pre-ordered by clicking on the image below:

 

  • Philip to perform at the International Classical Music Awards 2011! Philip will be appearing at the gala concert of the International Classical Music Awards 2011 in Tampere, Finland on April 6th 2011. He will join the Tampere Philharmonic and conductor Hannu Lintu in a performance of Prokofiev's 1st Piano Concerto. The concert will be broadcast on Finnish Radio and across the European Union. More details here. Tickets etc here.
  • Bargemusic Recitals! Philip will be performing back-to-back solo recitals at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY during February 2010. On February 24, he will be presenting a program entitled "Late Chopin, Early Scriabin", and on February 25 will be performing a program of Schubert, Schubert/Liszt and Liszt, including the great B Minor Sonata. Full details and tickets.
  • Mostly "Here and Now" recital! Philip will be appearing in recital at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY on September 17 2010 as part of the Mostly "Here and Now" series. The program will include works by NY-based composers Lowell Liebermann, John Corigliano, John Musto, Paul Moravec, and Sean Hickey. Full details and tickets.
  • Philip to make Chandos debut! During August 2010, Philip will be recording a solo disc for the Chandos label focussing on the repertoire of the 'Mighty Five' group of Russian composers. The repertoire will include Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Balakirev's Islamey, and a group of rarely performed works of Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, and C√©sar Cui. Check back here for more details later!
  • Philip hits the US Billboard Charts! Philip's latest CD release with the Naxos label, Handel Keyboard Suites Vol. 1, entered the US Classical Billboard Charts within the first week of its release!¬† Place an order in the US .¬† For the UK and Worldwide .
  • THE FIRST REVIEW IS IN! - Philip's latest release receives a glowing review from Jed Distler on the Classics Today website! Read the full review
  • handel_artwork NEW CD RELEASED ON THE NAXOS LABEL! - Philip's much-anticipated debut recording with Naxos, Handel Keyboard Suites Vol. 1, has been released in Europe and is due for release in the US on March 30th. Fast making its way up the billboard chart in the US, the CD can be ordered online HERE . For the UK and Worldwide, order it HERE

 

 

  • On May 1st, 2010, Philip will be performing Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto at Jordan Hall, Boston, with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. For full details and to purchase tickets for the event, click HERE
  • PHILIP PERFORMS FOR CHANDOS CELEBRATIONS! - On October 7th 2009, Philip was one of the showcased artists at Steinway Hall in New York City for the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Chandos Records .
  • On October 2nd 2009, Philip will be performing a recital as part of the Bargemusic concert series in Brooklyn, NY. For full details of the event, click HERE
  • Philip's latest release, Volume 1 in a two-disc set of the Eight Great Keyboard Suites of Handel is now available for digital download, and is due for physical release in March 2010 on the Naxos label. Samples are available on the Audio page, and the full album can be purchased by clicking on the image below
  • handel_image Philip's first CD for Naxos , Volume 1 in a two-disc set of the Eight Great Keyboard Suites of Handel, is in post-production and due for release in March 2010. The disc was recorded in Birmingham's Symphony Hall with Producer/Engineer Jonathan Allen and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London. The recording was generously supported by Birmingham City Council . Philip will be giving a number of recitals during 2010 based around the disc's program, including at venues in New York, Birmingham and London. Plans are underway for the recording of the second disc during August 2009.
  • From June 17 through June 21, 2009, Philip will appear as a guest artist at the Texas Conservatory for Young Artists in Plano, Texas, where he will give a recital along with two masterclasses. In doing so, he joins an illustrious list of past guest artists that includes Stephen Hough, Leon Fleisher and Marc Andre-Hamelin. For full details of the event, click here.
  • Philip will be recording two solo discs for Naxos records. Recording sessions will take place at Birmingham's Symphony Hall during the summer, with the first disc due for release in 2009. Check back here soon for more details.
  • On August 10th, 2008, Philip will join Soprano Amy Burton for a performance at the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. This will be his first appearance at the festival.
  • In January 2008, The New Year will mark Mr. Fisher's first appearance in his home city of Birmingham for a number of years, as a guest artist on the recital series at the Birmingham Conservatoire's Adrian Boult Hall. The performance will take place on January 15, and the program will include Bach's third English Suite, and Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit.
  • Mr. Fisher recently joined violinist Augustin Hadelich for two very successful US performances. On November 16, 2007, the duo appeared at the German Ambassador's residence in Washington DC, as part of the ‚ÄėEmbassy Series,' and just two days later, they performed on Lincoln Center's 'Great Performers' series at the Walter Reade Theater in New York. Please see the Audio page of this site for a link to a live performance by the duo.
  • In November 2007, Mr. Fisher presented a short solo recital of Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev at the home of Bob and Penny Young in New Canaan, Connecticut. This was Philip's third appearance at their home, and he remains extremely grateful for their friendship and support.