Biography

Pianist composer Philipp Teriete (*1986 in Steinfurt, Germany) has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and in various ensembles (Germany, France, Switzerland, USA, Panama etc.). As a composer he has written pieces for large ensembles such as the German Southwest Radio Big Band and the Norwegian NMH Big Band. Since October 2017 Philipp is teaching as a substitute professor of music theory at the University of Music Freiburg, Germany while pursuing a PhD in music theory (“The Influence of 19th-Century European Music Theory on Early Jazz”).

Philipp is a well-rounded and versatile musician. His personal style builds upon his profound classical arranging and performing skills, but transcends any stylistic and cultural boundaries. Philipp studied classical piano (BM/MM) with Tibor Szász 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). In addition, he studied jazz piano and arrangement with Ralf Schmid in Freiburg, Germany and jazz composition with Helge Sunde and Geir Lysne at the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo, Norway. From 2015-2017, Philipp worked and lived in New York City where he completed a Master’s Degree in the Jazz Studies program at New York University (piano and composition with Andy Milne, Gil Goldstein, Alan Broadbent, John Scofield and others). Philipp was a scholarship recipient through the Fulbright CommissionNew York University and the Cusanuswerk.

In addition to being a performer and composer, Philipp Teriete is also a passionate educator and researcher. He has concentrated his academic studies on the history of improvisation in classical music and jazz. Philipp has found important historical sources, published articles, presented papers at international conferences, and taught his scientific findings to many students in lecture recitals, masterclasses, group and private lessons. From 2014-2015 he was a lecturer in music theory, ear training and classical improvisation (“Partimento”) at the University of Music Freiburg, Germany. Between 2016-2017 he taught as an adjunct instructor for jazz piano and jazz keyboard harmony at New York University.

 

RESUME

2017-present
Substitute professor for music theory (for Prof. Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier) and PhD candidate at the University of Music Freiburg, Germany (“The Influence of 19th-Century European Music Theory on Early Jazz”)

2015-2017
Jazz Studies Master’s Program (piano and composition with Andy Milne, Gil Goldstein, Alan Broadbent and John Scofield and others) and adjunct instructor at New York University (jazz piano/jazz keyboard harmony) 

2014-2015
Jazz Composition Continuing Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo, Norway (with Helge Sunde and Geir Lysne) and lecturer for music theory/ear training at the University of Music Freiburg, Germany

2012-2014
Piano (MM) and music theory (MM) at the University of Music Freiburg (with Tibor Szász and Ludwig Holtmeier)

2011-2012
Exchange programs at the Paris National Conservatory of Music, France (“Ecriture”/16th-Century Counterpoint with Olivier Trachier) and the Royal Academy of Music London, UK (piano with Hamish Milne)

2006-2011
Piano (BM) and music theory (BM) at the University of Music Freiburg (with Tibor Szász and Ludwig Holtmeier)

2004-2006
Piano with Gregor Weichert in Münster, Germany

1992-2004
Private music lessons (piano and guitar)

Scholarships
Fulbright Commission
New York University
Cusanuswerk