Performing as a guitar soloist Phil Goldenberg, has played in numerous festivals and recital halls across the United States. Most recently, Phil was awarded the 1st prize at the Charlottesville International Classical Guitar Competition, receiving a near perfect score for his performance of Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tárrega.
Earlier this year, Phil won the first prize - Peter Segal Award - in the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar International Competition. Judges remarked on his "considerable sense of drama and varied color and dynamic range," as well as his sense of "pleasing calm, juxtaposed by moments of technical brilliance."
In 2015, Phil was a fellowship recipient at the Crown of the Continent guitar festival in Bigfork, Montana after winning first prize in the James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition. At that festival, he gave solo concerts and workshops, and collaborated with top musicians across all genres.
Phil also plays in a guitar duo with his wife, Hannah Murphy, who is one of the most popular young guitarists of her generation.
After studying with Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andrés Segovia, and graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance, Mr. Goldenberg went on to receive a Master of Music degree in guitar performance with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux. Phil is currently enrolled at the Mannes School of Music, studying toward the Professional Studies Diploma as a scholarship student with international performing artist Michael Newman.