Philip Kettler is the newly appointed Principal Cellist of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Cellist of the Langroise Trio and Lecturer/Artist-in-Residence at the College of Idaho. He comes to Boise after three seasons with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, where he served as Second Cellist and the orchestra’s youngest member. Philip has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra and previously held principal positions in orchestras including the Terre Haute Symphony, Carmel Symphony, and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, among others. In recent seasons, Philip has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at the Chevy Chase Concert Series (Washington, DC), Blair Concert Series (Nashville, TN), Concerts at Bradley Hills (Bethesda, MD), and Chamber Music Evergreen (Evergreen, CO). He has spent summers performing with the National Repertory Orchestra and at the music festivals of Aspen, Bowdoin, and Aix-en-Provence (France).
Philip is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he also earned his Master’s degree. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University and also completed studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His principal teachers include Eric Kim, Felix Wang, and Dmitry Ferschtman.