He is a
flautist, piccolo player and teacher born in Basle, Switzerland who studied the flute with acclaimed
musicians such as Jean-Pierre Rampal as well as
training to be a music teacher.
professional career as a musician he began with Basle’s Radio Symphony Orchestra. He later went on to perform in Norway as a member of the Oslo Philharmonic
Orchestra and in South Africa as a member of the Durban Symphony
In 1972 he
became a member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and has remained there to
date as well as giving performances as a chamber musician with the Vienna
Concertino and the Flutist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra ensemble.
In 1988 he
began teaching at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the
following year he changed positions and joined the faculty of Vienna’s University of Music and Dramatic Art alongside holding
workshops and master classes.
He has given
performances and taught at several national and international music festivals
and held the position of president of the Austrian Flute Association.
has performed on include Piccolo
Carnival by Jean-Louis Beaumadier and Haydn: Zingarese;
Landler; Nocturnes by Ensemble Bella Musica