Philip Bergman Cello -
Philip Bergman was born into a musical home in Iowa City, Iowa: his mother a voice teacher, and his father an editor and amateur tenor. He grew up with music ranging from Arensky to Zeppelin, Josquin to Joplin.
Now living and working in Illinois, Philip’s career spans a similar range. As a cellist and Civic Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago he has performed orchestra and chamber concerts all across the city, developed and performed interactive performances in Chicago Public Schools, participated in song-writing projects, developed and implemented a residency at a local memory care center, and created Chicago Speaks, Chicago Listens- an annual musical event showcasing Chicago’s community leaders.
Philip is a Teaching Associate in Music at Lake Forest College and a Private Cello Instructor at Glenbrook High Schools. He is also a cellist in the Illinois Symphony and performs regularly as a substitute for many orchestras in and around the state of Illinois.
Philip’s professional career began in Japan, where he was a cellist and Vorspieler in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra from 2014 to 2017. He has collaborated in performance with musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, David Perry, and Jennifer Gilbert, and has performed under the baton of such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Daniel Harding, and Ken-David Masur.
In his free time Philip enjoys good food, good stories in any medium, and watching his beloved Chicago Cubs.