He is a
clarinettist and teacher born in Wagna, Southern Austria, who began in music by learning the harmonica
when he was five years old.
When he was ten
he started to study the clarinet and he later entered Vienna’s University of Music and the Performing Arts.
In 1999 he became
a member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra but aside from them he has performed
as a soloist with the Junge Philharmonic Wien, Philharmonie Gyor, the Tyrolean Chamber Ensemble Innstrumenti
and the Wiener Concert-Verein.
His work as a chamber
musician has seen him performing with many ensembles with as a member or guest
musician. Just a few of them including
the Ensemble ICE, Ensemble 20th Century, EOS Quartet, FOLD RADIO,
Freihaus4telQuartett, Pegasos Trio, qWIENtett, the Rodin Quartet,
the Szymanowski Quartet, Triple Tongue Vienna and
the Hugo Wolf Quartet
He has played at
many music festivals and some of the other orchestras he has performed with
during his career to date include the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin
Philharmonic, the Great Orchestra of Graz, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic,
the Vienna Classical Players, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
He has appeared
on recordings that include Ignace Joseph Pleyel by the Gyor
In the field
of musical education he has been on the faculty of Vienna Conservatory and became
an Assistant Professor at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts in 2009. He ha also lecturer at the Prague-Vienna-Budapest
17th International Summer Academy.