London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

August 2012

Music to Picture

Philip composed music for the 2012 London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Philip conducted, rearranged and edited all 206 national anthems for the winners’ ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The national anthems were recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The epic challenge took 52 recording hours. The anthems produced by Philip are to be used for the next 25 years of International Olympic Committee events.


  • 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming; Nominated Outstanding Special Class Programs
  • 2013 BAFTA: Nominated Audience Award (TV)