Philipp Krebs studied composition with Martin Schüttler/Marco Stroppa at the Stuttgart Academy of Music and Performing Arts and with Gordon Kampe at the Hamburg Academy of Music and Dance, complemented by studies in philosophy at the University of Stuttgart.
Concerts and performances took place at the Donaueschingen Music Days’ Next Generation, the ECLAT Festival Stuttgart, ACHT BRÜCKEN Köln, blurred edges Hamburg, Klub Katarakt Hamburg, Der Sommer in Stuttgart and at the Kyung Hee Composition Festival in Seoul. His works were heard in cooperation with the Decoder Ensemble, AAA – AAA Gitarrenduo, electronic ID, Pony Says, LJE Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg, Suono Mobile, emex-Ensemble and ensemble recherche. His compositions are characterized by their inclusion of performative, installative and electronic elements, in which non-musical components organically confront the sonic. His work is centred around a negotiation of (personal) identity and biography, inspired by a critical approach to contemporary pop culture and politics.
He enjoys an intensive collaboration with instrumentalists such as Thilo Ruck (guitar), Felix Nagl (piano), Neus Estrellas (piano) and Timm Roller (guitar/electronics). Since 2019, Philipp Krebs has written an increasing amount of theatre and incidental music, appearing on stage as a musician and performer.
In 2017 Philipp Krebs held a scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Arts Foundation; in 2019 he won the first prize at the ACHT BRÜCKEN International Competition for Young Composers in Cologne. In the spring of 2022 he was in residence at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.