Concertmaster of the Collegium Musicum Basel and the Orchestre du Chambre du Luxembourg, Philippe is also a member of the renowned Aviv string quartet with which he regularly performs in Israel and beyond. A concert tour in 2017 brought him to the US and Canada. The all-Beethoven string quartet cycle in Geneva in 2019 (which was broadcast by Swiss radio station RTS (Espace 2), is one of the quartets recent highlights. Their next recording for Naxos will be released in June 2020 and include Schubert's quintet with Isreaeli cellist Amit Peled.
Philippe plays with the French ensemble Les Dissonances, led by violinist David Grimal, with Renaud Capuçon or the harpist Manon Louis with whom he recorded the highly acclaimed album No piano no problem for Animato. Always attracted by folkloric music, Philippe happily explores the wide musical repertoire ranging from gypsy to tango and klezmer in the company of accordionist Benoit Rey as Duo Kalinka.
After studying at the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in the class of Roland Daugareil, Philippe perfected his violin skills at the Guildhall School of Music in London and the Hochschule für Musik in Basel in the class of Rafael Oleg.
Winner of several international competitions (Avignon, Nuremberg, Musique d'Ensembles, Andrea Postacchini in Fermo, Romano Romanin in Brescia) he received the 1st prize from the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Foundation in 2001.
Philippe teaches at the Musikakademie Basel and the Conservatory of Music in Neuchâtel.
He plays a violin by Giovanni Grancino from 1705.