"On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano."
"Quint’s performances of the Glazunov and the Khachaturian deserve easily to advance to somewhere near the top of the list, and the stunning sound of this SACD recording does wonders for the very colorful, if not gaudy, orchestrations of these scores: Strongly recommended."
Quint’s tonal opulence, generously inflected with subtle portamentos, sound like a throwback to the glory days of Fritz Kreisler. Quint is certainly no slouch when it comes to moving the music forward, yet he always finds time to give his phrasing an affectionate lilt, … a rich, ruby port to set besides Heifetz’s sparkling effervescence.
He’s best known for his performances and recordings of standard classical repertoire— most recently, a CD of Beethoven’s Romances coupled with the iconic concertos of Bruch and Mendelssohn. But two years ago, Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint started a tango group called the Quint Quintet. It is, he says, a labor of love.
"Quint really “gets” the Glazounov better than just about any violinist I’ve heard in it. He embraces it with an expansive, rich, beautiful violin tone—the kind it’s supposed to have but doesn’t always get. I’ve never quite understood why so many recordings of this work miss the mark… All it seems to require is a straightforward romantic approach of the exact same kind the Tchaikovsky concerto calls for. And that’s what Quint gives it, ably supported by Mr Sloane and the Bochum Symphony"
Review of albume Glazunov, Khachaturian: Violin concertos: "The soloist Philippe Quint — Russian despite his name — delivers the most coherent account I have encountered since Oistrakh’s. And he’s pretty hot in the Glazunov, too — passionate, at times, to the point of recklessness...This is Michelin-starred Russian borscht."
In a recording made at the Teldex Studio, Berlin, Russian-born violinist Philippe Quint performs a series of pieces specifically related to his musical biography, a collection of songs and opera arias that serve as “associations, reflections, and memories that made me remember very significant people and moments in my life.”
The violinist Philippe Quint is branching out—he’s acting in a new film, directed by David Grubin, portraying a young musician rebelling against his conservative background by abandoning Lincoln Center for the more innovative downtown scene.
Russian-born, trained there and at Juilliard, Quint is a thinking man's virtuoso, given to off-beat repertoire but not averse to pulling out the old showpieces. His "Tzigane" was marked by fierceness of phrase as well as a genuine zest.