Short Stories

Acclaimed young American pianist George Fu will give the premiere of Short Stories, a set of piano miniatutres written in memory of Oliver Knussen next March.

Dances and Nocturnes

The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival have commissioned Philip to write a piano quartet for their 20th anniversary season in February 2020.

Night’s Echo

Philip is writing a piece for viola and piano. The new work has been commissioned by Paul Silverthorne to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his Amati viola and will be played on a European tour early in 2020.


Volvelle is a new work for solo clarinet and playback that Philip is writing for Mark Simpson. The premiere will be at Kings Place in October 2020 followed by a UK tour.


Following on from the success of Leonora Pictures most recently performed at the Aspen Festival in July,  Philip is currently collaborating with writer Jessica Walker on a chamber opera about the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington. The new theatre piece is in development and the opening scene will be workshopped in Spring 2020.