Philip Klein is a compelling young voice in the film music world. In demand as both a composer and orchestrator, his music has been heard in film and television projects for Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, ABC and CBS. He’s collaborated as a writer with some of the finest composers working in film and TV, including Harry Gregson-Williams, Carter Burwell, Alex Heffes and Fil Eisler.
As an orchestrator, Philip has had the honor of working with James Newton Howard, Alexandre Desplat, Harry Gregson-Williams, Richard Harvey, Steve Jablonsky, David Buckley, Stewart Copeland, Peter Golub, John Frizzell and several other amazing artists. Philip has stood in front of orchestras as a conductor in Hollywood, Nashville, New Zealand, Prague and Bulgaria.
After a steady diet of drum corps and classical music throughout his childhood, Philip became fascinated with sound. His formal music education took him to Chicago where he studied trumpet and composition at Northwestern University. This classical foundation combined with a deep understanding of modern scoring techniques allow him to seamlessly compliment every project he works on. Selected as one of six fellows for the 2011 Sundance Institute’s Film Composing Lab in Utah, Philip has always had a deep love for the interaction of music and film. He owes much of his success to his mentors in Hollywood, Harry Gregson-Williams, Penka Kouneva and Peter Golub. Philip maintains a studio in Altadena, he is represented by Andrew Zack at the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency.