Biography

“We know Phillips to be one of the ablest up-and-coming conductors, but his account of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was electrifying and won him a prolonged ovation, not least from the orchestra. He showed tremendous energy and very watchable athleticism, but also an eye for detail and certain discipline. He really had the Hallé playing superbly… With Phillips we have lift-off.”

The Arts Desk, March 2014


Jamie Phillips, Associate Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic Dudamel Fellow, has already developed a strong guest-conducting profile. With a clear, expressive technique and innate musicality, he demonstrates a natural authority and confidence on the rostrum.

Engagements in the 2015/16 season include debut concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, Residentie Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Västerås Sinfonietta. Also this season, Phillips returns to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, with which he makes his debut at the Rheingau Festival.

As one of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Dudamel Fellow, Phillips will conduct the LA Phil in the orchestra’s youth concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in February 2016. Throughout the season he will work alongside conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas McGegan and Reinbert de Leeuw, as well as the LA Phil’s Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel. Soloists with whom Phillips will work include Yefim Bronfman, Truls Mørk, Sol Gabetta, Cameron Carpenter, Lucy Crowe, Roxana Constantinescu, and Luca Pisaroni.

In recent seasons, Phillips has conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Ulster Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Brussels Philharmonic. In 2015 Jamie Phillips also conducted the Hallé in subscription concerts at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester in a programme of Glinka, Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

Jamie Phillips was the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor until July 2015 and in the specially created role of Associate Conductor he will further develop the strong relationship he has established with the orchestra. He is also Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and is heavily involved in many of the Hallé’s education programmes and concerts.

Jamie Phillips is a committed advocate of new music and in September 2014, recorded the music of Scottish composer, Helen Grime, together with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra and released on the NMC Label: “Performances are spot-on, not least from the orchestra’s assistant conductor, Jamie Phillips, making an auspicious debut on disc.” Classical Music Magazine. In 2015 he will record works by Tarik O’Regan, again for NMC.

Jamie Phillips is represented by Intermusica.

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