Born in 1966 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the drummer and percussionist Matthias Philipzen learned his craft mainly in an autodidactic manner. A lenghty stay in the United States while studying at the Drummers´ Collective in New York led him to pursue a career as a professional musician.
Today, he lives in Würzburg where he works as a teacher at the University of Music; he is also frequently booked to present workshops and to perform as a live musician all over Europe.
Moreover, he has already published four books and two instructional DVDs on cajon playing and acts as a freelance editor for the drum magazine “Drum Heads”.
In 2010, Matthias Philipzen and his band Alea (founded in 1984) have released their fifth album.
Drummer and percussionist
Schlagwerk manufactures exceptional instruments which are the measure of all things with regard to sound and aesthetics
Cajon, Crash Box
Rock, pop, soul, funk, etc
DJ Bobo, Bahamas Sound Club, Mellow Melange, Schné-Ensemble