Phil joined the band in 2008 full time after 22 years with the Honolulu Symphony. He received his B. Mus. and M. Mus. degrees from Juilliard and also studied in Paris. His credits include playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Austin Symphony and the Daejeon Philharmonic in South Korea. He is a former faculty member of the University of Texas and Aspen Music Festival and has given master classes at conservatories throughout China. Phil has performed at numerous summer music festivals and currently spends summer vacation at the Oregon Coast Music Festival. He is also a member of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.