He is a cellist born in Las Vegas to a musical family,
who grew up in Mainz, Germany.
He studied at the Frankfurter Musizkschole and after returning to
the USA his continued education was at the Cleveland School of Music and Pepperdine
University in Malibu, California.
Quickly gaining acclaim, he was often called upon as principal
cellist and has performed in many countries in Europe with festival
orchestras led by conductors that included Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles
Dutoit, as well as with the Bloomsburg University Orchestra and Southwest
Symphony. In 2000 he became
principal cellist for the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and in 2004 broke
sales and attendance records when he accompanied them in "First Cello
Concerto" by Dmitri Shostakovich.
He has also been a member of the Eaken Piano Trio based in Pennsylvania,
which came about after he had appeared with them as a guest performer in
2001. As solo artist he has
also appeared on the "Come With Me" video by Jimmie Page and Puff Daddy,
and in the movies has been seen in Amistad and had his work heard n Godzilla. In the world of education he has
been on the faculties of Buckell, Mansfield and Susquehann Universities and
Lycoming College in Pennsylvania.