Philip Powell

Philip performing with Gabriela Krapf and Horns
Philip performing with Gabriela Krapf and Horns

Philip Powell, born 1969 in Christchurch, New Zealand, first child of Brigitte and Kit Powell

Studied trombone at Zurich Conservatorium (Teaching Diploma, Teacher: Alfred Kosak) and with Armin Bachmann in Bern. Further courses abroad: Siena Jazz and “Computer Arts Intensive” with George Lewis at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Performs as a free lance musician in numerous groups: Jazz, classic, new music and also as an alphornist. Teaches trombone in and around Zurich and also practices as a computer expert for Boltshauser Architects.

Many of Kit Powell’s works for trombone were written for Philip:

  • Sonatina for Trombone and Piano (1986)
  • Metamorphoses (1990)
  • After Babel (1995, soprano, piano & brass ensemble: 2 trumpets, 2 trombones) texts by Michael Harlow
  • Concerto for Trombone and Tuba (2001)
  • WHALE for Trombone and Tape (1993)
  • Das Ausland (2003, soprano & trombone) texts by Jürg Schubiger
  • Verschiedene Tiere (1997, four songs for soprano, trombone and piano) texts by Jürg Schubiger