Philipp Schiepek

"Philipp Schiepek achieves great tension with relatively few notes (...) It's about sound beauty and sound sensuality." - Matthias Wegner, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

"Philipp Schiepek: a true discovery with his sound firmly rooted in jazz tradition but with a crackling modern style." - Ulrich Habersetzer, BR

"He has found his own, always 'beautiful' and exciting tone," wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung in 2019 when reviewing the debut album of then 25-year-old guitarist Philipp Schiepek.

In early 2020, he was awarded the BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award. By then, it was well known that Schiepek, who grew up with piano and accordion and picked up the guitar at the age of twelve, possessed the most important asset of a musician: his own distinctive voice.

During his studies at the music conservatories in Würzburg and Munich, Schiepek became the first choice when a skilled, versatile, and technically flawless guitarist was needed in Southern Germany. From 2016 onwards, he played in the BundesJazzOrchester (BuJazzo) and as a soloist in classical orchestras. He was part of various local bands, such as Mulo Francel's, and performed alongside international greats like Richie Beirach and Klaus Doldinger.

He even found time for his first solo project, "Golem Dance," for which he managed to enlist the Canadian star saxophonist Seamus Blake. As an exclusive label artist, Schiepek continues his impressive journey with his ACT debut album "Cathedral."

Because the young guitarist has a vision: through his compositions and his playing, he aims to develop a new, individual language of sound.