Past awards and works
Phil began composing Music aged 12. After studying Piano, Clarinet and Music he went on to a Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Music Composition at Coventry University that he passed with distinction. There then followed a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Composition at Leeds University and a Masters Degree in Composition from Bristol University. While studying there, Phil won the BBC New Music for Wildlife competition. This led on to several re-workings of Natural History documentaries for which Phil wrote the Music. Several commisions followed, including a feature length documentary about the Falkland Islands which aired on Channel 4 in 2015, Music for Children's BBC and BBC Natural History and BBC History.
Phil has won several awards including The Raymond Warren Prize for composition, the 1998 Mixing Music Award, the 2004 Open Score competition and most recently, the 2018 Royal Music Association Call for Scores Competition.
BBC Natural History, BBC History, The Ligeti String Quartet, The Magginni String Quartet, CBBC, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Lovell productions, Panache Productions, The EB Ensemble (Belfast), COMA South West, Livas Clarinet Quartet, Backbeat Percussion Quartet, Royal Music Association.