Philip Maneval, Executive Director, assisted in the conception and founding of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in 1986, and has guided its growth from seven concerts in its founding year to more than 60 annual performances and 50 educational events today. He has worked to maintain its commitment to artistic excellence and variety, affordable ticket pricing to enable broad access, and sound planning that has resulted in balanced budgets in every year of operations.
Philip is also Manager of Marlboro Music in Vermont, where he has spent each summer since 1982, working closely with its Board of Trustees; with administrators Anthony Checchia and Frank Salomon; with Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida and her colleagues; and with other eminent artists including Rudolf Serkin, Felix Galimir, Mischa Schneider, Marcel Moyse, David Soyer, and members of today’s leading chamber music ensembles.
Philip is active also as a composer. His works have been premiered by Felix Galimir, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Cynthia Raim, Peter Wiley, the Miami and Chicago String Quartets, Siegfried Palm, Jennifer Montone, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and others. Many of his works are available through the Theodore Presser publishers.
Philip has a M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Richard Wernick, George Crumb and George Rochberg; and a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has served on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, and Network for New Music, and he is past President of the Lyra Society. He is married to Wendy Maneval, a prominent health care attorney, and has two children.