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Phillip Granell (Violin, Viola) Profile

Phillip's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Chameleon Arts Orchestra, City Concert Orchestra, Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Pops Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Orchestrate, Ulster Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet, Opera Brava, Opera Project.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Brandenburg Sinfonia, English Festival Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Young Guns Orchestra.
  • Chamber Ensembles: Phaedra Ensemble.
  • Shows: Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
  • Sessions: BBC TV Session, Face Music, Isobel Griffiths.

other items of interest …

Aurora Orchestra, English National Ballet, Brandenburg Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra, The Isis Ensemble, Dartington Festival Orchestra, Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The London Pops Orchestra, Bath Philharmonica, Wantage Symphony (leader), The Opera Project, Kingston University Orchestra, Chichester University Orchestra (leader), Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Bonobo, LCM Chamber Orchestra (leader).

Phillip is a violinist, violist and artistic director of the Phaedra Ensemble based in London. The Phaedra Ensemble are committed to playing across the musical spectrum and happy performing both composed and improvised music.

As an orchestral player Phillip has worked with The Ulster orchestra, Aurora, London Mozart players, English national ballet, London concert orchestra. 2015 saw him work in the studio with Jamie Cullen, FourTet, Floating points, Bonobo, The F-re collective, blue note recordings.

Phillip has been broadcast live on BBC Radio 1,3,4 and 6 as well as BBC Ulster and performed performed at King's place, The Barbican, Cafe Oto, Bastard Assignments, The Round House, The Science museum with the Ligeti quartet and the Royal Albert Hall with Bjork.

Phillip's session work includes Face Music, and he has performed with Bjork, Idina Menzel, Susan Boyle (on X-Factor), Oasis and Richard Northern, well as performing on electric violin for the Forty Thieves Orkestar in a live broadcast for Radio 3.

Phillip's show work includes the 2012 Oliver! UK tour, 'The Kreuzter Sonata' at the Arcola Theatre (2015), 'She Loves Me' at the Menier Chocolate Factory (2016-17), and 'Vixen - Silent Opera' at the Vaults London, Helsinki International Opera Festival and Beijing Music Festival (2017). Most recently, he played violin and viola in 'Barnum' at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Nov 2017 - March 2018).

As a teacher and educator he held a associate lecturer position at the University of Chichester from 2010-2015 where he coached chamber music, lectured on world music taught violin. He runs improvisation workshops for non-improvisers and is passionate about its benefits.

He is a founder member of the Cornelius String Quartet and leader/artistic director of the Phaedra Ensemble.


Graduate studies

London College of Music and Media (BMus, 1st class - performance), and Trinity Laban (MMus). Philip also gained a postgraduate diploma in performance as well as the LCMM Teaching Diploma.

Schools attended

Goldsmith's College, London, where he gained a BA in sociology.

Prizes and Awards

  • Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year, 2005
  • British Reserve Prize for Chamber Music
  • J.J.Armitage Prize for Violin


Susanne Stanzeleit, Adrian Levine, Claire Thompson

Phillip joined Morgensterns in November 2007

Phillip's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Phillip Granell (Violin, Viola) Profile

Teaching experience

Associate lecturer at Chichester University.


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