He is a
multi-musician, arranger and producer born in Vienna whose mother as the first person to
recognise his musical abilities when he was young and it was through her, in
1967, that he became a member of the Vienna Boys Choir where he gained his
first formal training.
with the choir until 1972 when his voice broke but during his time with
them he toured the world.
When he was
14, a short time after he left the choir, he became acquainted with a
member of the Vienna Philharmonic, Professor Eduard
Larysz, who had noticed his talent as a
violinist. This led to him
being taught by the Professor which saw him entering the University Of Music and Performing Arts two years later.
time at the university he decided to change his studies in the violin to
the viola and in 1979 he was offered a place at the Tonkunstlerorchester
Wien which he declined. He decided to study at Salzburg’s Mozarteum
instead and couple that with studies in percussion at Vienna’s university.
He debuted as
a professional musician in 1979 and has since made his name known as a
chamber musician and soloist.
In 1981 he
became the founder of the Huge Wolf Quartet and carrying on his work with
smaller ensembles he was a member of the Viennese Glinka
Quartet from 1984 to 1988.
From 1989 he
worked with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and was a regular soloist with
them until 1994.
however also gain a huge interest in the recording and production side of
things so decided to join the orchestra’s “tutti”
group in 1994 and become the founder of the Johann Strauss Quartet with
other members of the Symphony.
Several years previously produced the CD collection Musica Classica
and now he made the decision to put together a mobile studio which has
since produced recordings for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerhaus Wien and several
In 2007 he
became the manager for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra’s recording company,
He stayed in this position until 2010.
performs and is an active chamber and orchestral musician.
of his work he was honoured by Vienna’s Ministry of Art and Culture when
they bestowed the title of Professor on him.