Phillip Golub (b. 1993) is a composer and pianist originally from Los Angeles, CA. His music strides the boundary between the improvised and the notated. A wide array of influences—Charles Ives, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Michael Finnissy, Anthony Braxton, Salvatore Sciarrino—and traditions—jazz, Maqam, the New York School, Spectralism—inform his practice. He is now based in New York City. Phillip’s music has been performed by groups and individuals such as the Plus-Minus Ensemble, the EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, the New York Virtuoso Singers, John Pickford Richards, Vicki Ray, and Elizabeth Weisser, at venues such as Merkin Hall (NYC), Berlin’s Neue Synagoge, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Broad Stage (Santa Monica, CA), and on festivals such as Tribeca New Music (NYC), Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and the Hear Now Music Festival (Los Angeles). He is also active as a performer of both contemporary notated music and collaborative improvised music. He has performed at Milton Court Concert Hall (London), the Brighton Fringe Festival, as well as venues such as The Stone and National Sawdust (NYC), The Lilypad (Cambridge, MA), and Catalina’s Bar & Grill (Los Angeles). He has also performed in Jason Moran’s exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in a trio with legend Cecil McBee. Since February 2019, Phillip has also been intimately involved with the development of a new opera, Iphigenia (premiere 2021), with a new score by Wayne Shorter and libretto by Esperanza Spalding. He holds degrees from Harvard University (B.A. English), The Guildhall School of Music & Drama (M.Mus. Composition), and The New England Conservatory (M.M. Jazz Performance).