Master in Performance: Juilliard School, New York City, USA
Bachelor of Music (Hons): Juilliard School, New York City, USA
Cellist Philip Sheegog is a dynamic collaborative artist who maneuvers within a diverse array of musical personas with ease. Drawing from roots influenced by a myriad of musical styles, Mr. Sheegog’s artistic versatility and fearless commitment has made him sought out for projects on all ends of the musical spectrum, from The Juilliard School’s contemporary ensemble, AXIOM, to The MET Breur’s first commissioned sound-based installation — Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra.
Driven by his curiosity and constant desire to push the technical range of the instrument, Mr. Sheegog’s singular cello style synthesizes his classical roots with elements drawn from pop, rock, funk, jazz, bluegrass, and world music styles. A passionate advocate for collaboration and commissioning, Mr. Sheegog has premiered over seventy new works by living artists from choreographer John Heginbotham to film composer Christopher Gunning. Projects have led him to with such disparate groups as the legendary 1970’s Steve Miller Band, members of the Grammy-award winning Turtle Island String Quartet, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the New York hip-hop/classical collective ShoutHouse and the Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses video game music tour.
Mr. Sheegog holds his B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School where he served as co-principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra and was an inaugural member of the institution’s Honors Chamber Music program. Current projects include a dynamic genre-bending duo, ARKAI, and a world music educational program, Global Perspectives. Mr. Sheegog is a recipient of The Juilliard School’s 2017 John Erskine Prize, the Norman Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant, and Chamber Music America’s inaugural Ensemble Forward Grant.
Philip Sheegog is an avid user of cutting-edge technology, a diehard Star Wars fan and enjoys discussing philosophy.