He is a trombonist
born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria who studied at the Bruckner
Conservatory in Linz from 1986. Two years later he entered Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts and then in 1993 moved
to the Freiburg im Breisgau State Academy of Music.
In 1996 he was
made a substitute principal trombonist at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and
in 1997 he moved on to become a solo trombone with the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra. After three years he
was given the position of Solo Trombone with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
During his career
to date he has performed with many other orchestras and ensembles that include
Austrian Brass Connection, Chapelle Royal Paris, Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble de la Musique de
Toulon, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Gulbenkian Orchestra
Lisbon, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Klang Forum
Wien, Pro Brass, mund.ART
Quintet Wien, Saito Kinen
Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna
Symphony Jazz Project and the Vienna Trombone Quartet among others.
has performed on include Michael Haydn:
Concerto in D Major for 2 Trombones and Orchestra by Wiener Concert-Verein and All Directions
by Trombone Attraction.
In the field of
musical education he was a guest professor at the University of Arts in Oberschutzen
and has held master classes at events such as the Schagerl
Brass Festival and BRASS.actuall at the Vienna