Phillip Golub (b. 1993) is a composer and pianist from Los Angeles, CA. Now based in New York City, his music strides the boundary between the spontaneous and the premeditated, making the act of interpretation the central concern of his work. A wide array of influences—from Charles Ives to Anthony Braxton, Thelonious Monk to Michael Finnissy—inform his practice. Phillip’s music has been performed by groups including the Plus-Minus Ensemble and the EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble and in spaces such as Merkin Hall (NYC) and The Broad Stage (Los Angeles). He has performed at venues spanning from Milton Court Concert Hall (London) to The Stone, The Whitney Museum, and National Sawdust (NYC). Since February 2019, Phillip has also been intimately involved with the development of a new opera, Iphgenia (premiere 2021), with a new score by Wayne Shorter and libretto by Esperanza Spalding. Phillip 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).