a twenty-first century cellist
Praised for making his "exquisite" music "...practically dance off the stage," cellist Philip Sheegog is a dynamic collaborative artist who maneuvers within a diverse array of musical personas with ease.
Drawing from roots influenced by classical, pop, rock and electronic music, Mr. Sheegog has been sought out for projects from all ends of the musical spectrum. He has performed with The Juilliard School’s acclaimed AXIOM ensemble, a group specializing in masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Beyond the Machine festival, a creative sandbox that combines the performing arts with cutting-edge interactive technology. Mr. Sheegog has played alongside the legendary 1970’s Steve Miller Band, members of the wildly popular Vitamin String Quartet, the New York hip-hop/classical collective ShoutHouse and the Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses video game music tour. A passionate advocate for new art, Mr. Sheegog has performed over seventy premieres in both traditional and collaborative settings by artists from choreographer John Heginbotham to film composer Christopher Gunning. Current projects include co-creating an educational program, Global Perspectives - designed to introduce world music, arrangement, and improvisation to music students - and launching a genre-bending duo, ARKAI.
Concluding four years of study, Philip received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. In addition, he was awarded the John Erskine Prize for exceptional scholastic and artistic achievement.
Here, Now, Always
In collaboration with seven Juilliard composers, Philip Sheegog is creating a seven-movement, poetically-driven, faith-inspired musical program to be premiered at The Juilliard School on April 25, 2017. Video interviews with composers and performers the can be found in the new "Projects" tab above!
Music Academy of the West 2017
Philip will be studying and performing at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA from June 11 - August 7, 2017. For more information on Music Academy of the West, visit www.musicacademy.org.