“Philip gave a fantastic and varied programme of music interspersed with a short history of his time at Chetham’s School of Music, which he attended. The following year he returned with another performance and attracted an even larger number of our members.”
– Jane Harrap, Chester U3A
“Philip gave a superb recital for us, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tarporley Arts Society. The carefully selected, varied programme was greatly appreciated by some 80 members, and we have been overwhelmed by their letters of thanks. Philip is a wonderfully gifted, accomplished musician who captivated us all. Between his playing, he spoke about his life and his music. His warmth and easy manner was both entertaining and informative. We intend to invite him to play for us again very soon.”
– Mrs P Maxwell, Chairman of the Arts Society Tarporley
"We were enchanted by Philip's playing and wanted him to continue long after it was time for him to stop. I heard Philip again at a non-W.I. event when one of our party grumbled beforehand that if he’d known it was a violinist he'd never have come – afterwards he sheepishly admitted how much he enjoyed the violinist! That says it all."
– Ida Rogers, former Secretary to Christleton Women’s Institute
“Philip’s performance at our evening dinner was definitely the high spot of the night. Our members are already looking forward to his next appearance, when we will once again enjoy his accomplished playing and appreciate the variety of his programme.”
– Mary Jones, Chester in Concert
"Philip is a wonderfully gifted and truly inspiring all-round musician. He has an in-depth knowledge of the music he performs, offering the audience an engagement with his playing which enhances their experience. Philip has returned to us on several occasions with music that everyone loves and thoroughly enjoys."
– Derek Jones, Live Music Showcase, Tŷ Pawb Arts Hub, Wrexham
“We enjoyed Philip’s visit to our W.I. enormously. He gave a polished and moving performance and we hope he will return to play for us again in the future.”
– President of Huxley and Hargrave Women’s Institute
"Having Philip perform at our hotel is an absolute joy – he makes each evening truly special. The guests at our hotel aren't just listening, they are captivated; so much so that Philip has been asked to perform for several of them personally for their own special occasions. I can't recommend Philip enough."
– Tim Mills, Co-Owner of Edgar House Hotel