Philipp Weihrauch was born in 1983 in Halle, and began his music studies on modern cello with Prof. Schreier at the University of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden. His musical career has been strongly shaped by his dedication to and passion for chamber music, which have led him to take part in the founding of many ensembles whose repertoire range from baroque to contemporary music. His concert activities lead him regularly throughout Europe, to cities like Cologne, Basel, Berlin and Paris, among others.
Deep interest in baroque music and historical performance led him to pursue master studies in baroque cello with Balász Máté and Ronan Kernoa at the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig. He is a member of Les Matelots, an ensemble that especially dedicates itself to early folk and dance music and to historical improvisation, and which in 2013 was invited to the Leipziger Improvisationsfestival. Since 2006 he has led summer courses for chamber music at the International Summer School Wust.