Philip Arkinstall


Philip has been the Associate Principal Clarinet of the MSO since 2009 and was Principal Clarinet with the Malaysian Philharmonic for 11 years before that. After completing his Bachelor of Music at The Sydney in Conservatorium under Peter Jenkin he went on to win the ABC Young Performers Award in 1997 playing the Francaix Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and was the 2MBS radio performer of the year in 1996. Philip has been guest principal with the AOBO and has appeared both as soloist and as guest principal with the Sydney, West Australian, Queensland, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony orchestras and was a frequent soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic during his tenure there in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Henze, Copland, Weber, Strauss, Bruch, Stamitz, Bernstein and Stravinsky amongst others. His playing has been reviewed as “mellifluous, engaging and assured”.

Philip was a guest artist at two Special Classes on Monday 4 December 2017.