time zoologist and National Otter Surveyor of England, Philip hung up his
waders to study singing, first at the Birmingham Conservatoire and then with
Barbara Robotham at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with
distinction in 2008. He is a Samling
Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme alumnus and Crear Scholar. He continues to study with Robert Dean.
In recital Philip has worked with internationally acclaimed pianists including
Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Joseph Middleton and Alisdair Hogarth. He has performed in Dubai, Poland, Malta,
Spain and France as well as across the UK in leading concert venues such as the
Wigmore Hall and the Sage Gateshead. He
has broadcasted live on BBC Radio 3 and performed with world class orchestras
including the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10, Manchester
Camerata and the Northern Sinfonia with conductors including Sir Mark Elder,
Clark Rundell, David Hill and Nicholas Kraemer. His recordings include Tit for Tat
(Britten) with Malcolm Martineau and Epithalamion and The Bridal Day
(Vaughan Williams) with the Britten Sinfonia and Joyful Company of Singers
conducted by Alan Tongue.
Recent operatic highlights include Endymion/Charon in Orpheus (Rossi)
for the Royal Opera House at The Globe, Sid in Albert Herring for Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino, Papageno in Die
Zauberflöte at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and Gratiano in The Merchant
of Venice (André Tchaikowsky) for the Polish National Opera.