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Lee Phillips

Adjunct Lecturer in Music (Collaborative Piano)

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East Studio Building, JS325



  • M.M., Master of Music, Louisiana State University
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Louisiana State University

Lee Phillips, a New Orleans native, studied at Louisiana State University with Daniel Sher, Michael Gurt, and Panayis Lyras, earning a B.M. and an M.M. in piano performance. Following extensive doctoral work, he specialized for some years with Eric Heidsieck in Paris and John Ogdon in London.

As winner of many regional and national competitions in the U.S. and international chamber music competitions in France, Italy, and Sicily, he has appeared regularly as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra. His first international appearances came in 1982 on tour in South America, which included a series of concerts in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and since then, he has performed frequently throughout the U.S., Italy, Spain, Japan, China, and Great Britain.

Phillips has appeared at international festivals such as Cheltenham, England, Sofia Musical Weeks, Roundtop, Texas, Plovdiv Chamber Music (Bulgaria), Pontedeume, Spain, and Trento, Italy, and frequently gives concerts, master classes, and courses in conservatories in Granada, Murcia and Cadiz, Spain, and Shanghai and Guangzhou, China.

He was formerly on the piano faculties of the University of the Ozarks, U.C.A. (Arkansas) and Louisiana St. University and is co-founder of the Heber Springs Chamber Music Festival with his Kapelle Trio, formed in 1991.

Recordings include live performances from Sofia of the trio (for Gega New, formerly Balkanton) and the complete Bach works for cello with Felice Magendanz (Trimble Productions). Soon to be published are archival live performances and the three Brahms sonatas with favored partner, violinist Kevork Mardirossian.

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