Born 1977 in Aachen.
Philipp Maintz received his first composition lessons from Michael Reudenbach. From 1997 to 2003 he studied composition with Robert HP Platz in Maastricht and graduated with distinction. Subsequently, he took up a postgraduate course on composition and electronic music with Karlheinz Essl at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz.
He received fellowships and invitations from the electronic studios of the Université de Liège, from the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, from IRCAM Paris, from the cultural ministry of the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen and a fellowship from the Künstlerhof Schreyahn, among others.
Further fellowships and awards: fellowship of the federal government for one year in the Villa Massimo Rom (2010), the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris (2007), fellowship of the Wilfried-Steinbrenner-Stiftung (2006), award for composition of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2005).
His compositions were performed at the following festivals, among others: Musik der Zeit (Köln), Agora (Paris), Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Festival Musica (Strasbourg), Wien Modern, Ars Musica (Brussel), Nuova Consonanza (Rom), Hear&Now (London) and Salzburger Festspiele.
In 2010, the 12. Münchener Biennale für Neues Musiktheater (12th Munich Biennale for New Musical Theater) opened with the first performance of Philip Maintz’ opera Maldoror in coproduction with the Theater Aachen and Basel.