BIO

Born into a musical family in Dresden, Germany, Philipp starts playing the piano at the age of 10. Fuelled by the music of his uncle -a jazz trombonist-, he soon discovers his love of the early big band sounds. As he grows older his musical taste expands constantly to this day. After his 10th year of school he experiences an ephiphanic high school year in Ste-Marie-de-Beauce (Canada) where he leads his first small band and decides to take on a music career. Back in Dresden he continues his studying of jazz music with various teachers and within the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Saxony working with german jazz greats Rolf von Nordenskjöld and Jürgen Friedrich. During that time  he leads his second band where he discovers his love for arranging music. In 2009, Philipp begins studying at Laval University in Quebec where he had the chance to meet and learn from musicians such as Rafael Zaldivar, Janis Steprans or Sébastien Champagne. Besides, he takes part in a vast number of masterclasses amongst world class musicians like Tigran Hamasyan, Mark Copland, Dave Liebman, Kurt Elling and German classical pianist Hartmut Höll.

After having finished his studies at Laval University he moves back to Germany and he moves to Erfurt, Germany. Even though Philipp has composed music before his work on his own compositions has intensified over the last two years, be it songwriting or tunes for his jazz quintet and for solo piano.

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