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 Philipp Teriete

Philipp Teriete

Music Theory

Room 322


  • born in 1986 in Steinfurt near Münster, Germany
  • 2004-2006 Precollege piano studies with Gregor Weichert
  • 2006-2014 Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano with Tibor Szász (minor in Jazz Piano/Arrangement with Ralf Schmid); Bachelor and Master of Music in Music Theory with Ludwig Holtmeier at the University of Music Freiburg; all degrees with honors
  • 2011-2012 Erasmus Programs at the Paris National Conservatory of Music ("Ecriture" with Olivier Trachier) and the Royal Academy of Music London (Piano with Hamish Milne)
  • 2014-2015 Continuing Studies in Jazz Composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Geir Lysne and Helge Sunde
  • 2015-2017 Master of Jazz Studies (Piano and Composition with Gil Goldstein, Alan Broadbent, Andy Milne and John Scofield) at New York University; degree with honors ("Barney Josephson Award for Excellence in Jazz")


  • 2007-2014 and 2015-2017 Scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk (Music programs)
  • 2010 Stipend of the Brahms Gesellschaft Baden-Baden
  • 2015-2017 Fulbright Scholarship holder
  • Since September 2017 Scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk (PhD programs)


  • National and international appearances as a pianist and composer in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Panama and others
  • Recordings: solo piano CD "Portrait. Piano Works of Bartók and Enescu" (2014); jazz quintet album of original compositions "afterglow" (2017, in preparation)
  • Publications and appearances as a researcher at national and international scholarly meetings (research focus: Improvisation in the 19th Century, Bartók, Early Jazz)
  • 2014-2015 Adjunct Instructor for Music Theory and Ear Training at the University of Music Freiburg
  • 2016-2017 Adjunct Instructor for Jazz Piano and Jazz Harmony at New York University
  • Since September 2017 Ph.D. candidate at the University of Music Freiburg (topic: "The Influence of 19th Century European Music Theory on Early Jazz"; advisor: Professor Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier) 
  • Since Fall Semester 2017/2018 Substitute Professor for Music Theory at the University of Music Freiburg (for Professor Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier)