He is a clarinettist,
saxophonist and arranger born in Rohrbach, Austria who undertook his studies at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts.
From 1968 to 1970
he performed as a member of the Kurorchestern Bad
Schallerbach and Bad Ischl. He moved on to become First Clarinet
at the Municipal Theatre of Baden in 1971 and after staying there for two years
he accepted a position with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
In 1983 he founded
the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project for six members of the orchestra to
perform as a jazz sextet. Its popularity grew and has now expanded to
later he was also a founder member of Vindobona –
Schrammeln ensemble in 1990.
Over the years
he has worked with many other chamber and jazz ensembles, often as a solo
saxophonist and arranger. These
include Counterpoint, Ensemble des XX. Jahrhunderts,
the international Jeunesse Musicale, the Johann Strauss
Ensemble, the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project and the Wiener Concert-Verein.
In the recording
studio he has performed on several recordings of Schoenberg works with the Wiener
Concert-Verein and Blues and the Abstract Truth and Pictures of an Exhibition by the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project.
He is now retired
from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.