Philip Maneval has been composing actively throughout his life. He has completed nearly 60 solo, chamber music, vocal and orchestral works. In 2012, his Violin Concerto was premiered in Bucharest, Romania, by Lenuta Ciulei and the George Enescu Philharmonic. Later that season, his Violin Sonata No. 2 and Interconnections: Sonata in the Classical Style were premiered at the Curtis Institute of Music by violinist Diane Monroe, and pianists Mikhail Yanovitsky and Michal Schmidt. In April, 2013, at a concert honoring Richard Wernick at the Settlement Music School, Mr. Maneval’s Piano Quartet in C Sharp receives its world premiere by the Trio Cavatina and violist Burchard Tang.
Other works by Mr. Maneval have been played by leading artists including pianists Cynthia Raim, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Marcantonio Barone, Charles Abramovic and Tom Sauer; members of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Mendelssohn and Orion Quartets; violinists Joe Lin, Hiroko Yajima, and the late Felix Galimir, who commissioned Mr. Maneval’s Sextet for Strings; cellists Marcy Rosen, Peter Wiley, Christopher Costanza and the late Siegfried Palm; and ensembles including the Chicago and Miami Quartets, the Mannes and Saguaro Piano Trios, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Network for New Music, Filarmonica De Stat Sibiu, Orchestra 2001, and Chamber Music Now.
Mr. Maneval is active also as an arts administrator. He is Manager of Marlboro Music, the international chamber music center in Vermont. In 1986, Mr. Maneval assisted Anthony Checchia in founding the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS), of which he is the Executive Director. PCMS, a Resident Company of the Kimmel Center, presents an annual season of some 60 concerts and 50 education programs, and promotes broad access to the performing arts. Mr. Maneval has served on the boards of the Musical Fund Society, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Network for New Music, and The Lyra Society. He has been a panelist, advisor and lecturer for various cultural and educational organizations, including Chamber Music America.
Mr. Maneval was born in 1956 and raised in the New York suburb of Leonia, in northern New Jersey. He received an M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Richard Wernick, George Crumb and George Rochberg; and a B.Mus degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying composition with Walter Aschaffenburg, conducting and french horn; and philosophy and liberal arts at Oberlin College.