2006 Philipp moved to Dubai where he founded the first resident orchestra on the Arabian peninsula - the UAE Philharmonic Orchestra. As it‘s artistic director and resident conductor Philipp‘s work was highly acclaimed worldwide. His arrangements and compositions gave the orchestra it‘s unique sound and quality and supported cultural understanding between the many different ethnicities in this region.
Contributing to musical education has always been an important part in Philipp‘s life - especially by combining various different cultural elements and backgrounds. At the National University of the UAE Philipp founded the first musicology program and was educating many female muslim students - a very special experience in his life. In 2009 Philipp was a member of the international council and juror during the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria - representing the UAE as a country.
2010 and 2011 Philipp was musical director, arranger and conductor of „Rock meets Classic“ and was touring with the original singers of legendary rock bands such as Toto, Foreigner, Deep Purple or Barclay James Harvest.
In 2012 Philipp returned permanently to Germany. He worked with orchestras such as the Hagen Philharmonic, the Young Philharmonic Cologne, the Essen Philharmonic or the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra - also including his own arrangements in his concert performances.
Philipp‘s orchestral arrangements are highly acclaimed. He is worldwide considered to be one of the leading specialists for orchestral crossover projects - especially in the symphonic rock genre.