He is a horn
player born in Louisiana, USA, into a family where his father William was
a conductor and musician. He
started his life in music when he started taking horn lessons when he was
12 years old. This led to him debuting
as a soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra when he was 15.
In 1979 he went
to Boston and entered the New England Conservatory. He stayed there until 1982 before going
to Detmold, Germany to further his studies with Michael Holtzel who was a professor at the city’s Hochschule fur Musik.
In 1984 he
performed as Principal Horn of the Tonkunstlerorchester
and after being with them for two years he took on the same position with
the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
He has performed
with Concentus Musicus
and Ensemble Wien-Berlin and been a guest musician
with orchestras that include the Lake Charles Symphony, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Rapides
Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared at several international
and national music festivals.
He has also been credited on recordings such as Robert Schumann: Die Symphonien
by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.