Phillip Kleven
Status: Member
Member Since: December 18, 2006
Last Visit:December 14, 2016

Phillip Kleven

Phillip Kleven holds a Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from The Hartt School of Music and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Bradley University. His principal teachers include Anton Miller and Marcia Henry Liebenow.

Phil currently teaches string students of all levels at Music Makers of Western Springs, PM Music, and privately. For many summers, he was a teaching assistant at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin. Before returning to the Chicagoland area, Phil taught in Peoria, IL, and across New England.

An active performer, Mr. Kleven has performed with numerous orchestras. He has appeared as concertmaster of the Hartt Symphony, Hartt Opera and Pit Orchestras, Wheaton Symphony and the Bradley University Symphony. Phil is currently a substitute with the Peoria Symphony and regularly performs with the Resurrection Orchestra at St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL. He has concertized heavily across the United States and Italy, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Hartford, Rome, Florence, Pompeii, and Vatican City.

Mr. Kleven has performed with a range of award winning artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, and Andre Watts, as well as collaborating with members of the Chicago Lyric Opera, and New York Philharmonic.

With a passion for chamber music, Phil has attended music festivals across the country, collaborating with talented peers under the direction of many accomplished artists, including James Buswell, Gregory Fulkerson, Oleh Krysa, Lara St. John, Piotr Milewski, and the Miami and St. Lawrence String Quartets.