Jan Philip Schulze studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich as well as at the Tchaikowskij Conservatoire in Moscow. His prizes at international piano competitions include two special prizes for his interpretation of contemporary repertoire. Major teachers in Lied-interpretation were Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Helmut Deutsch. He currently enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist and teacher leading him to the most important European stages and festivals, as Salzburger Festspiele, Edinburgh festival, Lucerne festival, Münchener Opernfestspiele, teatro alla scala, théatre du chatelet, Wigmore hall, theatre de la Monnaie and many others.

He has performed with the Munich Philharmonic, the WDR symphony orchestra and partners as Juliane Banse, Claudia Barainsky, Annette Dasch, Dietrich Henschel, Jonas Kaufmann, Robert Dean Smith, Roman Trekel and Violeta Urmana. Jan Philip Schulze has worked closely with leading contemporary composers and played first performances of works by Hans Werner Henze, Manfred Trojahn, Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Schnebel and many more; his recordings of the complete piano works by Henze and Jörg Widmann have received international acclaim.

Jan Philip Schulze teaches as Professor for German Lied on the faculty of Hochschule für Misik, Theater und Medien Hannover.