He is a
flautist and teacher born in Innsbruck who was brought up in Landeck, Tirol and took part in European music competitions
where he won first prizes in 1998 and 1999.
He took his
musical studies at the Vorarlberg State
Conservatory and then further studies in chamber music at the Conservatoire
National Superieur de Musique
de Lyon which he graduated from in 2000.
In 2000 he
became a member of the Stuttgart Philharmonic where he held the position of
Principal Flute. The following
year he took up a teaching position at the Vorarlberg
State Conservatory and remained there until 2004.
In 2005 he
joined the Vienna Symphony Orchestra which led to a highlight of his career
with them when he performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto in D
Major. He had another highlight
with them in 2010 when he performed a concerto by Ibert
and also when he took part in the Pacific Music Festival.
In 2009 he
became involved with Horizons at the Landecker
Festival where he is involved in the artistic side of things.
In 2011 he
gained the position of Principal Flute with the Vienna State Opera and also
performs in concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic. He also performed with the Sapporo
Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and has been on the faculty of Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival in 2010,
2011 and 2012.
2013 saw him
becoming a member of the Ensemble Wien Berlin nd performing
with them at the Salzburg Festival.
career he has performed as a soloist as well as an orchestral, chamber and
guest musician with numerous European orchestras which include Capella Cracoviensis, Classical
Players Vienna, the Odense Symphony, the
Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, the Orchestre
de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra of the Opera
de Lyon, the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona y Catalunya
and the Vienna Concert-Verein. He has also been a performer at many
international music festivals.
appeared on many broadcasts and recordings including his own CD Flute Perspectives.
In recent years
he has been a Flute Professor at the Vienna Conservatory and holds many
national and international masterclasses.