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Philip C. Carli
Philip Carli accompanied his first silent film at age 13, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). During college, he programmed and accompanied an annual summer silent series near his home. Since then, he has continued his studies of the film, music and culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a doctoral student in musicology at the Eastman School of Music.
Carli has toured extensively as a film accompanist throughout North America and Europe, performing at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, the Cinematheque Quebecoise in Montreal, the National Film Theatre in London, and the Berlin International Film Festival. He is the staff accompanist for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, and performs annually at several film festivals in the United States as well as at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Italy.