Flip Philipp
Instrument: vibraphone, percussion

Photographer: Helmut Lackner ©

Philipp Flip

General Information

Year of Birth:  1969
Place of Birth:  Oberwart
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When talking about percussion in Austria, Flip Phillips name is bound to come up. He is one of the few who can be considered a top performer in both jazz and classic. His preferred instrument is, without a doubt, the vibraphone.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

first lessons at the age of 5 (recorder, trumpet, euphonium, drums)

at the age of 17 switch to the vibraphone

summer-college in jazz-theory and improvisation at Perugia (Italy)


master-classes in percussion at the Tokushima Bunri University (Japan)



ever since 1st percussionist




project at KAZ Bregenz with the Trio "Gaze" feat. Alice Daquet (French vocalist)


teacher of master-classes at Tokushima Bunri University (Japan)


ever since teaching activity

concert tours through Austria, Germany, Slovenia with Lana Cencic & Flip Philipp Quintet

compositions for theatre and opera, CD-recordings

cooperation with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Super World Orchestra, Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk Tapiola Sinfonietta (Finland), Philharmonie Konstanz, Beat Furrer, Friedrich Cerha, Ensemble "Die Reihe", Heiner Goebbels, Vienna Art Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Sinshi Tanimura (Japan), Fujiko hemming (Japan), Ensemble des 20. Jahrhunderts, Ensemble Die Reihe, Brandenburgisches Philharmonisches Orchester, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Quruli (Japan), etc.

cooperation with reknown artists such as Natalie Cole, Joe Zawinul, Idris Muhamad, Lalo Schifrin, Diana Ross, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Diane Warwick, Wayne Horvitz, Patrick Pulsinger, Franz Hautzinger, Vienna Art Orchestra, Gilbert Becauld, Charles Aznavour, Christian Kolonovits, Igudesman & Joo, Renato Chicco, Christian Havel, Johannes Enders, Adrian Mears, Andy Middleton, Christian Salfellner, Jure Pukl, Daniel Nösig, Ingrid Jensen, Laurinho Bandeira, Dobrek Bistro, Jure Pukl, Adam Rapa, Fatima Spar, Louis Ribeiro, Mario Gonzi, Oliver Kent, Claire Dolby, El Madrid de los Austria, Gerd Hermann Ortler, Cloud Tissa, Marci Nyman (Finland), Walt Weiskopf etc.

Performances (Selection)


concert at the Opera Cairo with his own composition "Dissonata Concordata" with Ferhan & Ferzan Önder


Austrian premiere of "marimbavibe", a piece for marimba/vibraphone & string-quartet (composed by Michael Mantler)


world-premiere at the Topkapi-Palace with a division of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

music for the ballet "Caravaggio" with Tunakan & Pulsinger

Discography, Projects

Discography (selection):

  • 2006: Flip Philipp / Ed Partyka Dectet - Opium
  • 2005: Flip Philipp / Ed Partyka Dectet - Something wrong with you?
  • 2003: Flip Philipp Quintet - Bad follows good
  • 2001: Flip Philipp Quintet - Muse
  • 2000: Flipotronics - Tape

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