Maintz studied composition with Michael Reudenbach and Robert HP Platz, and electronic music with Karlheinz Essl. He studied further at the CRFMW (Centre de Recherches et de Formations Musicales de Wallonie) of the University of Liège and the IRCAM (Institut des Recherches et Coordinations Musicales). He received the Ernst von Siemens Composer' Prize in 2005. In he was granted a scholarship from the Federal Government for Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. In 2010 he was a Stipendiat of the Villa Massimo.
His works have been performed at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, the Salzburg Festival, among others. Artists have included the Arditti String Quartet, the Ensemble intercontemporain, das Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart with Lothar Zagrosek, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Pierre-André Valade.
- Literature by and about Philipp Maintz in the German National Library catalogue
- Philipp Maintz website (German)
- Philipp Maintz Bärenreiter
- Recent and future performances of Maintz's operas from Operabase