Phillip Stevens, violist, is currently a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and is Affiliate Professor of Viola at Metropolitan State College of Denver. In addition to joining the Colorado Symphony in 1996, Phillip has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Ann Arbor Symphony, and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Phillip also teaches privately, and is active in educating youth through Up Close and Musical and Friends of Chamber Music, as well as through the Colorado Symphony's educational programs Petite Musique and Once Upon a Time.
Phillip formally began his musical education in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. He later received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan studying with Yitzhak Schotten, and completed graduate work at Northwestern University under Peter Slowik. During this time, he won first prize in the Viola division of the 1994 National ASTA Music Competition, and spent his summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival.
In Chicago, Phillip's chamber music career began as a founding member Sheridan Chamber Players, a group which focused on performing new works by local composers and was highlighted in the Dame Myra Hess national radio broadcast. He frequently participates in the Chinitimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, Oregon, and is very active playing chamber music with various ensembles in the Denver area. In 2010, Phillip performed in recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of the DCINY Distinguished Concert Artist Series.