He is a double
bass player born in Alberwschwende, Austria, who started to learn the piano when he
was ten years old.
his interest to the double bass he studied at the Felkirch
Conservatory and then moved on to the University of Music and Performing Arts at Graz.
In 1987 he
took up the position of double bassist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Six years after he joined the
orchestra he and three other co-musicians formed the Johann Strauss Quartett and became a professional ensemble in 1994
after receiving acclaim.