Philippe Benjamin Skow

Philippe Benjamin Skow

Instrumentalist

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«One of the most prominent violin virtuosoes of scandinavia»
Prof. Vitek, Oberlin Conservatory of Music (2018)
«A born soloist»
Berlingske Tidende (2018)
«A deserved winner»
Børsen (2018)

Bio

Mr. Skow has by leading US conservatory Oberlin been described as “one of the most prominent violin virtuosoes in Scandinavia”. Leading Danish newspapers Berlingske and Børsen has described him as a “born soloist” and ”deserved winner”. TV2 Good Morning Denmark has described him as "one of the country's leading violinists"when performing live on a Stradivarius for 12 mio. USD.

He received his fist violin at age 2 by the concert master of the Royal Opera and gave his first solo concert in Tivoli Concert Hall at age 5. He has since age 8 performed professionally. For royals and state leaders such as H.M. Queen of Denmark, H.R.H. Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Princess Benedikte, Princess Bernadotte of Sweden, the Prime Minister of Denmark, the Prime Minister of Norway and H.E. Sheikha Al Maskari. For corporations as Microsoft and L.V.M.H. and at venues such as The Paris Opera House, The Danish Royal Theatre, Badminton House and Palais La Mamounia. At international festivals such as Bergen, Tivoli, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival in the US. On Scandinavia’s largest radio and TV stations such as TV 2 Good Morning Norway and in documentaries. He has been invited to Wharton, America's oldest and leading business school, and to teach, perform and record at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, US. He performs w. artists such as Piano Prof. Gimse, Cello Prof. Brantelid, La Scala opera singer Eriksmoen and Grammy nominee Lukas Graham. He has received awards such as The Nordea Bank Culture Award, the Victor Borge Prize and The Veuve Clicquot Music Award. He holds a Master of Laws and a Pg.D. after conservatory studies at Oberlin and Vienna University of Music under Prof. Vitek, Schulz and Kuschnir, with private studies under Prof. at Juilliard and Concert Master of N.Y. Phil, Glenn Dicterow, Ass. Prof. and Concert Master of N.Y. Phil, Lisa Kim and Prof. at Manhattan School of Music, Patinka Kopec. Mr. Skow has been involved with the Sclerosis Society, AIDS, Pink Tribute, Olave Baden-Powell, Stop Violence Against Women and the Arts for All Children Foundations. As a competition judge he has served alongside the Malaysian Secretary General, the World Bank, Cisco and prof. from Georgetown University. He has for 12 years played a Nicolo Amati from 1671, the Vuillaume “ex Grumiaux” and currently performs on a Stradivarius.









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Awards

Veuve Clicqout Music Award
2017
Victor Borge Music Price
2017
Nordea Bank culture Award
2017
jacob gade music prize
2017
danish violin competition 1st prize, audience prize and orchestra''s prize
2017
Royal Danish Academy of music 's instrumentalist competition 1st prize
2017