He is a trumpet
player born in Germany.He studied at the McGillUniversity in Montreal
and took further musical studies at the JuilliardSchool in New
York.After his musical education he played as a soloist in many
competitions and was awarded many prizes.In 1996 after Fred Mills had left Canadian
Brass he became his replacement. He stayed with them until May 2001 to
concentrate on his solo career and has played with many orchestras
including the London, New York,
Hamburg and Berlin
Philharmonics and at venues that include the Great Wall of China.
He became an official trumpeter
for N.H.L. Stanley Cup finals and has won Grammy and Juno awards for his
recordings. He has taught at
Academy for the Arts in
and is currently Professor of Trumpet at UCLA.