Philip Clark graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where his teachers included Nannie Jamieson, Peter Schidlof, Max Rostal, the Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth and Emanuel Hurwitz. He has performed with many distinguished ensembles including the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Menuhin Festival. As a soloist and string quartet player, he has played in more than thirty countries. He has broadcast with the BBC and other European stations, the Australian and New Zealand Broadcasting Corporations and played before the Queens of England and Holland.
- Graduate and Solo/Chamber Music Prizewinner at Guildhall School of Music, London
- Teachers include The Amadeus Quartet, Nannie Jamieson, William Pleeth, Max Rostal
- Worked with William Walton, Benjamin Britten, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich among many other distinguished artists.
- Violist and professor with the Edinburgh Quartet at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with the Sartori Quartet at the University of Lancaster, England, the Auckland String Quartet at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Accordo Perfetto Piano Quartet at Ithaca College, New York.
- Performed internationally with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Richmond Symphony, English Chamber and Menuhin Festival, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera Orchestras among many others.
- Performed all 83 Quartets by Haydn, and all of the chamber works of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Bartok.
- Performed for British Royal Family at Windsor Castle for State Visits.
- Recordings for British, Australian and New Zealand Broadcasting Corporations
While continuing to play violin and viola locally, he became a joint inspiration in the founding of the Crozet Community Orchestra in 2013, conducting the group and watching it quickly grow into a full size symphony, performing many works from the major repertoire, and with soloists of an international stature.