He is a
bassoonist and lecturer who took his musical studies in Vienna and further studies with the Amsterdam Loecki Stardust Quartet.
In 1994 he became
a member of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and stayed with them for 6 years until joining the
Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 2001.
He also performs
as first bassoonist with the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Vienna Classical
Players and the Vienna Concert-Verein.
Aside from his
orchestral work he is also a chamber musician who has performed the
premieres of several concertos and solo works. Some of the chamber ensembles he has
worked with include Blaserquintett der Wiener Symphoniker, Elliott
Carter Quintet, Ensemble EIS, Ensemble 1080, Ensemble Reconsil,
Triple Tongue Vienna and Wiener Virtuosen.
He has also performed
by invitation as a guest musician with various orchestras and ensembles that
have included many chamber, opera and symphony orchestras based in Vienna along with Ensemble Modern Frankurt and Klangforum Wien.
No stranger to
the recording studio he has appeared on a 2006 CD of works by Telemann and Vivaldi, the 2008
Passages and the 2009 CD for new
wind instrument compositions for trios by Triple Tongue Vienna.
In the field
of musical education he has been a lecturer at the University of Performing Arts and Music in Vienna and since 2005 has annually lectures at
the Oboe Bassoon Festival (OFF) Kremsmuenster.