Philip Sarabura is a highly accomplished musician with a great variety of interests. He is a conductor, violinist, and organist of distinguished stature, highly experienced in all three areas.
Growing up in Toronto, Philip was fortunate to attend, and graduate from, the renowned St. Michael’s Choir School. Being immersed in music every day for ten years laid the foundation for a life devoted to a highly successful career as a classical musician. He emerged from the Choir School a talented and promising violinist and organist.
While attending university in London, Ontario, Philip’s professional violin career was forming. In addition to becoming a regular fixture in Orchestra London’s violin sections, he was accepting numerous freelance engagements across southern Ontario. He was soon to continue with more intensive training and practical study, as well as maintaining a busy freelance schedule. Throughout the nineteen eighties, he participated in professional training orchestras and master class programs, and in particular, spent a great deal of time at the Banff School of Fine Arts. There he was able to study and work with many of the world’s leading musicians, from which he emerged not only a highly regarded violinist, but a complete musician of deep knowledge and keen instincts.
In the later eighties, Philip made Hamilton, Ontario his home. His trio of performance skills was soon to become fully established.
Philip’s career as a violinist continued. In 1989 he became a full-time member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he still holds.