Philip Cashian’s fast paced style of music has been described as 'an uncompromising reflection of the modern world'. His music draws on a diverse range of influences as well as the visual arts.

He has collaborated and worked with many leading musicians, ensembles and orchestras. Performances include The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Riga Sinfonietta, Ensemble Profil, Arctic Philharmonic, Esprit Orchestra (Toronto), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, London Sinfonietta, Ergon Ensemble (Athens), Festival de Música de Alicante, Bergen Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Ojai Festival (California), Musikmonat (Basel), Moscow Autumn Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the BBC Proms, as well as recent performances in Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, Holland, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and China.

He is also a sought-after teacher and has been Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music since 2007. He is published by Wise Music and Composers Edition. Recordings of his music are available on the NMC label including the two portrait discs The House of Night and Dark Inventions.