With an international reputation as a singer and conductor, Philip Cave’s career began as a chorister at the age of seven, followed by musical studies at Oxford University with Simon Preston and David Wulstan. In 1991, he founded Magnificat, which has since attracted much critical acclaim for its vibrant performances and recordings.
Philip was a founding member of the Tallis Scholars, with whom he gave over 400 performances, and he has performed, toured and recorded with the Hilliard Ensemble, The Sixteen, the Choir of the English Consort, the King’s Consort, the Cardinall’s Musick, and the Choirs of Christ Church and New College, Oxford.
As a soloist, he has performed under many celebrated conductors including Leonard Bernstein and Sir Roger Norrington, at venues including the Beethovenhalle in Bonn and the Sydney Opera House. He has performed at the BBC Promenade Concerts in London, and has shared the concert platform with many distinguished musicians, including Sir Peter Pears, Sting and Sir Paul McCartney.
Philip was a joint recipient (with Sally Dunkley) of the American Musicological Society’s Greenberg Award for work on Philippe Rogier’s music; he received the Byrne Award from the London Handel Society, and is an Honorary Fellow of London’s Academy of St Cecilia. Now based in the USA, Philip directs several choral ensembles at Duke University Chapel and Divinity School, and he is Executive Director of Chorworks, a non-profit organization that provides singers and conductors with opportunities to study and perform choral music with emphasis on works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
He has worked with both Tony Boutté and Roseen Giles on several projects.