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 a myriad of musical styles, Mr. Sheegog has been sought out for projects from all ends of the musical spectrum, from The Juilliard School’s contemporary ensemble, AXIOM, to The MET Breur’s first commissioned sound-based installation — Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra. A passionate advocate for collaboration and commissioning, Mr. Sheegog has premiered over seventy new works by living artists from choreographer John Heginbotham to film composer Christopher Gunning. Projects have led him to work with groups such as the New York hip-hop/classical collective ShoutHouse, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Steve Miller Rock Band. Mr. Sheegog holds his B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School where he served as co-principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra and was an inaugural member of the institution’s Honors Chamber Music program. He is a recipient of the 2017 John Erskine Prize and the Norman Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant. Current developments include Global Perspectives - an educational program designed to invite performing artists to approach global citizenship through their art - and a genre-bending violin-cello duo, ARKAI, recipients of Chamber Music America's inaugural Ensemble Forward Grant.