He is a
cellist born in Graz, Austria, who attended the University of Music and
Performing Arts Graz and took further studies at the Conservatoire National
Superieure de Musique
et de Danse de Paris from 1990 to 1993.
university he won cello and chamber music competitions and later became an
active chamber musician and soloist following studies with the Alban Berg Quartet.
In 1994 he became a
member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and in 2012 was given the position
of Principal Cellist.
In 2008 he performed
in concert with Duo Giocoso and in 2012 he also performed a concert of
music in Vienna by Johann Nepomuk Hummel,
Astor Piazzolla and Joseph Haydn with Robert and
Agnes Wolf as a member of The Tamino Trio.
Recordings he has
performed on include Tchaikovsky: Nut
Cracker & Swan Lake Suites by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Cello