He is a trombonist
born in Neukirchen, Austria who was taught to play initially by his
father in 1960, who taught him for the next 8 years.
In 1968 he entered
Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts and after four years
became a member of the Vienna Volksoper in 1972.
In 1973 he was
given the position of Assistant Principal Trombone with the Vienna Symphony
Orchestra, with who he remained.
In 2011 he performed
as a member of the VSO when they accompanied The Eroica