From 1971 to 1978, he studied music at Cesar Franck Music School in Paris and was unanimously awarded the First Prize of Organ at the Concours National de Musique (Paris). A student of law at University he nevertheless attended the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil-Malmaison where he proved to be a brilliant student of Susan Landale and Marie-Claire Alain.
He was then awarded the First Prize – both Superior and Excellence.
In 1989 Philippe Sauvage was appointed organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of St Pierre de-Neuilly-sur-Seine church.
A teacher of organ for two conservatories near Paris, he also takes part in examination juries as well as in many cultural activities.
Since 1982, Philippe Sauvage has been giving a great number of concerts throughout the whole country including Paris – Notre-Dame Cathedral, St Séverin Church and many others – and also abroad, either as a soloist or in a duet -organ and trumpet- or with varions orchestras such as the brass Ensemble de Cuivres of Paris.
Philippe Sauvage has also taken part in public programmes for Radio-France and has recorded several CDs.