- August 4 to 17, 2024

Philip De Groote


Born in Johannesburg into a family of professional musicians, cellist Philip De Groote had his first cello lessons at the age of six. Studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Eileen Croxford are followed by studies with William Pleeth and Janos Starker were followed by two appearances on BBC2 TV with Paul Tortelier.
In 1971, Mr. De Groote was awarded the Tenuto Prize from Belgian Radio/TV and later that year co-founded the Chilingirian Quartet. Although his musical first love is the string quartet, he has also performed as a soloist and recitalist throughout Europe, USA, Russia, and his native South Africa.
A professor at the Royal College of Music for several years, he has also taught at the University of Cape Town, and as guest professor at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels.

Professor at MISQA for the following years