Praised for having the “ability to pick up a familiar piece by the scruff of its neck and shake invigorating new life into it" (Bachtrack), Jamie Phillips demonstrates a natural authority on the rostrum, which he combines with a clear, assured and expressive technique and an innate musicality.
Jamie Phillips has developed a strong guest conducting profile across Europe, and in recent seasons he has conducted orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Oslo Philhamonic, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre National d’Ile de France.
Phillips has previously held the title of Assistant Conductor and the specially created title of Associate Conductor with the Hallé Orchestra, and in 20/21 he is due to return to conduct the Hallé Orchestra as well as the Philharmonia, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie. He also has his first engagements with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Gelders Orkest. Last season’s concerts included his debuts with the Opera de Lyon, Odense Symphony and NDR Radiophilharmonie.
Jamie Phillips is committed to new and 20th century music. In 2020 he recorded a disc of contemporary works inspired by JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations with the NDR Radio Philharmonie and Niklas Liepe for Sony. He previously recorded CDs featuring the music of Tarik O’Regan and Helen Grime, both with the Hallé for the NMC label: “Performances are spot-on, not least from the orchestra’s assistant conductor, Jamie Phillips, making an auspicious debut on disc.” Classical Music Magazine