Australian pianist and composer Philip Eames, who’s playing has been described as “playful, mischievous, and vivacious” (The Australian Times) is much in demand as soloist and guest artist having performed with major Australian and international orchestras and festivals, including the World Event Young Artists, the Ligetti Academy, and the 2010 ABC Young Performers Awards.
He is the recipient of many notable prizes and scholarships including the inaugural 2011 Redland City Youth Development Fund Scholarship, the Australian Postgraduate Award, an Ars Musica Australis Fellowship, and generous support from the Tait Memorial Trust, Redland City Council, and the PPCA Performers Trust Association.
Currently a PhD candidate at the Sydney Conservatorium, Philip holds two Master of Music degrees with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, also having been awarded the Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with First Class Honours from the latter institution.
As a composer he was announced the winner of the 2013 Tagore Composition Competition, awarded first place in the 2010 ASKM Composers Competition, and has had his compositions and performed internationally, including in New York and Edinburgh.
Philip has actively commissioned new works and frequently participates not only as a soloist, but also as an orchestral and chamber pianist with a wide variety of new-music ensembles, involving many world, Australian and UK premieres of major composers, including George Antheil, Matthew Hindson and Donnacha Dennehy. He is also an experienced choral conductor, and served as Musical Director to the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir.