He is an
oboist, music and social historian and author who studied in Vienna for his musical degree at the Academy of Music and his doctorate at the Institute of Economic and Social History.
He became a
member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1975 and appeared with them in
numerous concerts throughout the world.
knowledge as a musician with the VSO and a music and social historian he
published the book“Wierner-Symphoniker –
Studie” (Vienna Symphony Orchestra –
A Socio-historical Study).
Although now retired,
he has written liner notes and texts for CDs and events involving the VSO
and has worked and researched as director of their historical archives.