He is a
clarinettist who started his musical studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria in 1980.
continuing his studies until he graduated in 1988, he was performing as a
solo clarinettist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra by 1985. He took further education by doing
an in-depth examination of the wind compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
and writing a thesis for his Master’s degree in 1991.
into the world of musical education as a teacher in 1996 and has since been
on the faculty of the Vienna Conservatory. He has also held countless national
and international master classes and been a jurist at many clarinet
later he travelled to the UK and US to extensively study the history
and performance of the clarinet with respected teachers in 2001.
Outside of his
work with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra he is an active chamber musician
and has performed as a member of the Johann Strauss Ensemble of the Vienna
Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Musicians. He has also played with several
ensembles including Counterpoint, The Haydn Trio, Artis
Quadratt Wien and Trio Clarin.
appeared on several recordings such as Zemlinsky/Schoenberg by Artis Quadratt Wien and Michael Haydn: Concerto in D Major for 2
Trombones and Orchestra and Dirk D’Ase: Songs of a Redeeming Trumpet by the