He is an
oboist born in Eisenstadt, Austria, who took his first formal studies in
the instrument by the time he was 11 years old at the Joseph Haydn
Conservatory at Eisenstadt. He went on to enter the Vienna
University of Music and Performing Arts.
In 1995 he
became a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and in 1998 he joined
the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
substituted at the northeastern Tonkunstlerorchester, the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna
State Opera and Volksoper.
In 2006 he
started to perform as an oboist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and also
in recent years he has played with ensembles such as the Collegium Viennese, the Haydn Philharmonic, the Johann
Strauss Orchestra, qWIENtett wind ensemble and
the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
appeared on several recordings and is known for his performances on the
Viennese oboe which is used almost exclusively in orchestras based in Vienna.