Professor of trumpet at the Royal Conservatory of Liege.
Soloist at the Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has been teacher assistant for trumpet and orchestral excerpts at the Higher Institute of Music and Education (IMEP) Namur from 2008 until 2021. Since several years, he devotes himself to coaching various instrumentalists who wish to prepare for orchestra recruitment auditions.
He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Liege where he obtained a Higher Diploma in Trumpet and Chamber Music with great distinction.
He began his professional career at the age of 19 as soloist in the Royal Belgian Navy Band. Soloist at the Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 1991, Philippe Ranallo has been very active in the world of big bands and studios.
In 1996, he joined Ictus, a contemporary music ensemble based in Brussels, with which he performs regularly as soloist and participates in many festivals (Wien Modern, Musica Strasbourg, IRCAM, Biennale Venezia…), recordings and creations. His contemporary repertoire includes several pieces for solo trumpet and electronics (J. Harvey, L. Vierk, C. Dambrain, Y. Maresz, G. Drouin …).
In 2012, he created a new concerto for trumpet by R. Cendo at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg. Abroad, he has collaborated with various contemporary music ensembles such as Avanti! (Finland), Icarus (Italy), Lucilin (Luxembourg).
He played in many brass ensembles (Ensemble de Cuivres Mosan, Ensemble de cuivres de l’Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Brass Label Quintet…) and in the major Belgian orchestras.