Bio

Born 1984 in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. Started attending orchestral percussion and drum set classes by E. Suhrke (Bochum Symphony Orchestra) at the age of six. First performance of a cantata by J.S. Bach at the age of eight. In the following years, Philip won several prizes and played in various concerts across the globe including Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Turkey. Since 1996, Philip played as a drummer in a number of Indie-, HipHop-, Triphop-, Pop-, Rock-, Metal-, Hardcore-, Latin-, Jazz-, Big Bands and percussion ensembles. Attended classes and workshops by: Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham, Simon Phillips, Chester Thompson, Dirk Brand, Werner Schmidt, Adam Nussbaum, Mark Schulman, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Christoph Haberer, Roland Höppner, Rene Cremers, Joop van Erven, Erik Harings, Ulf Stricker, Remco vd Sluis, Steffen Wilmking, Hakim Ludin, Martin Verdonk, Rene Engel, Eric Albers, Danny Sahupala. Studied at the Glen Bushman Jazz Academy between 2003 and 2007. Student at ArtEZ Conservatory, The Netherlands from 2007 until 2011, from which he graduated successfully with a Bachelor of Arts. Teacher at Jam Musikschule Ahaus since 2010. Alongside teaching, Philip's main focus is on Stefany June, who are about to release their first album, where he is the drummer and tour manager. In addition, he is working with a number of different bands and projects in a capacity as a drummer, producer and audio engineer. He is the co-author of an educational book for drum students.