Philip de Groote (1949-2018)
Cellist Philip De Groote (1949-2018), the rock on which the Chilingirian Quartet was founded, passed away peacefully last night. His supremely sensitive playing provided the ideal conversational foil for all who had the privilege of performing with him. The Chilingirian Quartet profoundly mourns his untimely death. I am personally deeply saddened by the loss of my long-time musical soulmate.