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: