Philip Voldman

Philip Voldman – Pianist & Conductor

Philip Voldman trained at the National Opera Studio, London supported by the Leonard Hancock Memorial Trust Bursary. Born in New York, Philip went to the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York (otherwise known as ‘The Fame School’).

He moved to the UK following graduation in 2003 and gained a BMus (Hons) from the Royal College of Music in London. During this time he met the tenor Dennis O’Neill, who appointed him repetiteur at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice (now Wales International Academy of Voice). While at CIAV, he has played for such artists as Richard Bonynge, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nuccia Focile, Ileana Cotrubas, Della Jones and Rebecca Evans. Since then he has been in demand as an opera and recital accompanist.

In the last few years, he has assisted Pavilion Opera on the 2009 production of Tosca and with New Devon Opera, productions of La Bohème and La traviata. Philip has also been Music Director and Pianist for Scarlet Opera’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, the Musical Theatre Project with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and with Scottish Opera’s Essential Scottish Opera Tour performing with Joanne Boag, Chloe de Backer, Joshua Ellicott and Samuel Evans.

In July 2010, Philip completed the Opera Repetiteur MMus course with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was assistant conductor to Clive Timms on Massenet’s Chérubin and Britten’s Albert Herring. Following this he was appointed Repetiteur Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has since worked with Chelsea Opera Group on Belisario conducted by Richard Bonynge, Stiffelio with Brad Cohen and Le roi de Lahore with Renato Balsadonna.

Engagements in the last few years include Il Tabarro, Pelleas et Melisande and Werther with the Grimeborn Festival directed by Aylin Bozok, Suor Angelica with Talent Unlimited Hansel and Gretel, Orfeo ed Euridice and Macbeth with English Pocket Opera Company, Die Zauberflöte with The Complete Singer directed by Jenny Miller, Der Ring des Nibelungen at Longborough Festival Opera conducted by Anthony Negus and Turn of the Screw with Opera Holland Park.

Recent engagements include Samson et Dalila at Grange Park Opera and The Rake’s Progress at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.  Philip is currently Music Director of Clapham Opera Festival.

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