Philip Kramp

Lecturer, Viola
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309-838-7915


Originally from Bloomington, IL, Philip Kramp has a diverse career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher.

Kramp regularly performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and is a member of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN. He has been invited to many major music chamber music festivals such as Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Ravinia, Caramoor and Festival Mozaic. Since 2011, Phil has performed during the summer at Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.

An avid chamber musician, Kramp has collaborated Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, members of the Guarneri Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, and Cleveland Quartet. He has been invited on numerous tours for Musicians from Marlboro. As a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group music ensemble, Philip collaborated with Mark Morris in dance productions in the United States and in Asia. In 2011 and 2012, Philip was invited by Pamela Frank to participate in Caramoor’s Rising Stars program where he worked closely with Atar Arad, Kim Kashkashian, Ralph Kirshbaum and Peter Wiley.

As an orchestral player, Kramp has been invited on tours to Europe and Asia with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is also a substitute violist with the St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Philip also works with the grammy-winning new music group, the Metropolis Ensemble.

Kramp has been a prizewinner in many competitions, including the Irving Klein String Competition, Stulberg Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Philip studied viola at the Curtis Institute where his primary teachers were Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and Joseph de Pasquale of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Prior to Curtis, Philip studied viola with Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. 


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