Philipp Teriete

Philipp Teriete, a pianist composer, was born in Steinfurt in Germany in 1986. He has performed both nationally and internationally as a soloist, and with various ensembles (USA, Panama, France, Switzerland and USA). He has composed pieces for large ensembles like the Norwegian NMH Big Band and the German Southwest Radio Big Band. Philipp has been a substitute professor of music at the University of Music Freiburg since October 2017. He is also pursuing a PhD (The Influence of 19th Century European Music Theory on Early Jazz) in music theory. Philipp is a versatile and well-rounded musician. Philipp’s personal style is a result of his classical arranging and performing abilities, but it transcends all stylistic and cultural borders. Philipp studied classical piano (BM/MM) with Tibor Szasz and music theory (BM/MM) with Ludwig Holtmeier at the University of Music Freiburg, Germany, and he participated in exchange programs at the Royal Academy of Music London, UK (piano with Hamish Milne) and the Paris National Conservatory, France (“Ecriture”/16th-Century Counterpoint with Olivier Trachier). He also studied jazz arrangement and piano with Ralf Schmid, Freiburg, Germany, and jazz composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo. Philipp lived and worked in New York City from 2015 to 2017. He completed a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at New York University. This program taught him piano and composition with Andy Milne and Gil Goldstein as well as John Scofield, Alan Broadbent and John Scofield. Philipp was a Fulbright Commission scholarship recipient, New York University, and Cusanuswerk. Philipp Teriete is a composer and performer, but he also loves to teach and research. His academic research has been centered on the history and improvisation of jazz and classical music. Philipp has published important historical articles, presented papers to international conferences and taught his scientific findings in lecture recitals and masterclasses as well as private and group lessons. He was a lecturer at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany, where he taught music theory, eartraining, and classical improvisation (“Partimento”) from 2014 to 2015. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University for jazz piano and harmony on the keyboard. from

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