DANIEL PHILLIPS (viola and violin), winner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in 1976, participated in the first Spoleto Festival USA chamber music concerts in 1977. He is a co-founder of the Orion String Quartet, the resident quartet of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They have toured internationally in a unique collaboration with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and have recorded string quartets written for them by jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea, as well a recent release of Beethoven quartets. Phillips has also toured and recorded in a string quartet with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian and Yo-Yo Ma. He studied at Juilliard and is professor of violin at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY). Daniel Phillips lives in Manhattan with his wife, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor.