Cello, Viola da Gamba
Philip Kettler
(He/Him) Philip Kettler is the newly appointed Principal Cellist of the Boise Philharmonic, as well as the Cellist of the Langroise Trio and Lecturer/Artist-in-Residence at the College of Idaho. He comes to Boise after three seasons with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, where he served as Second Cellist and the orchestra’s youngest member.
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Philip Kettler

In recent seasons, Philip has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician with the Chevy Chase Concert Series (Washington, DC), Blair Concert Series (Nashville, TN), Concerts at Bradley Hills (Bethesda, MD), and Chamber Music Evergreen (Evergreen, CO). He has been a top prize winner in the Washington Performing Arts Society Feder Memorial String Competition and US Army Orchestra Concerto Competition. Philip has performed in master classes for Johannes Moser, Alisa Weilerstein, Zuill Bailey, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. In addition to his orchestral work, Philip is a member of the Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra at Ocean Way Studios, where he has performed as a recording artist for studios including Microsoft, Sony, EA Games, EMI, Netflix, FX, Bungie, and many more. Philip was a member of the 2016 National Repertory Orchestra and has been a fellowship performer at the summer music festivals of Aspen, Bowdoin, and Aix-en-Provence (France). Philip is also a passionate performer of early music and has concertized professionally on the baroque cello and viola da gamba. He is a member of Indiana University’s Concentus Renaissance Ensemble and was most recently featured as a guest artist in the 2019 Vanderbilt University baroque faculty recital. He is looking forward to performing as part of the 2021 Bloomington Early Music Festival. Philip is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he also earned his Masters degree in 2019. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University and also completed studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His principal cello teachers include Eric Kim, Felix Wang, Dmitry Ferschtman, and Peter Howard, and his principal gamba teacher is Joanna Blendulf.






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