Nicholas Phillips


Described by the New York Times as an “able and persuasive advocate” of new music, pianist Nicholas Phillips’ playing has been praised for its “bejeweled accuracy” (Fanfare) and as “razor-sharp yet wonderfully spirited” (American Records Guide).  He maintains an active schedule as a soloist and collaborative artist having performed all across the United States.  He has also given solo recitals and performances in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa

In 2011 he released two CDs on Albany Records; Portals and Passages, which features the piano music of American composer Ethan Wickman (b.1973), and Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music. In 2014 he released American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano (New Focus Recordings), which features commissioned works written for him on that theme by 10 American composers.  His most recent album is Impressions (Blue Griffin, 2016), a collection of 21st century American piano music.

Phillips is a Yamaha Artist. For more information, please visit