Philippe Bach studied French horn at the Musikhochschule Bern and the Conservatoire de Genève, as well as orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Zürich with Johannes Schlaefli. In 2005 he was the recipient of a fellowship from the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and was Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
A winner of the 2006 Jesús López-Cobos Conducting Competition, he subsequently became assistant to López-Cobos at the Teatro Real in Madrid from 2006 to 2008 and First Kapellmeister and deputy music director at Theater Lübeck from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011 Philippe Bach has been music director (GMD) at Das Meininger Theater. At the same time he also holds the positions of chief conductor and artistic director of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Chur, Switzerland and chief conductor of the Berner Kammerorchester.
A regular guest with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Szczecin Philharmonic and the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Philippe Bach has also conducted many major European Orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Tonhalle Orchester, the Basel Symphony, the Kammerorchester Basel, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid.
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