Davor Philips was born in 1977 in Vinkovci where he started his music education. He completed his secondary music education in Osijek in the class of prof. Eve Hühn where he showed his talent in state competitions by winning the first prizes in solo and chamber music.
He graduated in 1999 at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of prof. Maja Dešpalj, and he recieved his master’s degree in 2003 in the class of prof. Leonid Sorokowa. Since 1999 to 2005. he performed as a assistant concert master at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, and since 2010 Philips has been employed as a violin professor at the Zagreb Academy of Music.
Since 2001 he is a permanent member of the Zagreb Quartet.