The Australian pianist Philip Mayers is not only in demand as a song accompanist, chamber music partner, soloist, specialist for new music and répétiteur but also as a conductor, composer and brilliant presenter, arranger and performer of cabaret and light music.
In Berlin, he regularly performs with the RIAS Chamber Choir or the Rundfunkchor Berlin, with whom he has also recorded several CDs. He has guest conducted the Berlin Chamber Opera at renowned festivals (including Schwetzingen) and his opera “Trieste” was premiered by the Berlin Chamber Opera under his direction at the piano. He also took over the direction of the Rheinsberg Castle Opera Festival several times.
With the English cabaret singer Mary Carewe, he performed with her programme “Serious Cabaret” not only throughout Great Britain, but also at the Theâtre du Chatelet in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as at the Alicante Festival for Contemporary Music and the Riga Festival Winter Music. In the trio “Panama Hat Trick”, with Mary and Anna Carewe, he plays music from the classical and cabaret worlds of the 20th century, where Philip moderates from the piano through the programme with incomparable wit and charm.
Philip Mayers studied at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane with Max Golding and with Philip Moll in Berlin and Zelma Bodzin in New York. He has also taken masterclasses with Dalton Baldwin and Geoffrey Parsons.