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Career in data, June 2019

9 May 1971

Born in Spaichingen


Early musical education at the Tuttlingen State School of Music

1977- 89

Took piano instruction in Tuttlingen

1984 -89

Instruction in classical percussion in Tuttlingen

1989 - 96

Studied percussion with Prof. Franz Lang at the Trossingen University of Music

1989 - 96

Member of the German Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

1993 - 94

Intern in percussion with the SWR Radio Orchestra in Kaiserslautern

1994 - 2004

Percussionist at the Mannheim National Theatre

1996 - 2004

Artistic Director and pianist in the ‘Jazz in the Opera’ concert series at the Mannheim National Theatre

since 2004

Member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (percussionist)


Attended the Vienna Master Classes in orchestral conducting


Masters’ degree in orchestral conducting at the Hanns Eisler Academy for Music in Berlin with Prof. Ehwald and Prof. Baum

since 2011

Conductor of the Leipzig University Orchestra

Spring 2013

Rehearsals for Sir Simon Rattle of B. Britten‘s Noye’s Fludde with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and 300 Berlin schoolchildren

since 2012

Workshops with the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic (solo concerts, repertoire)

November 2014

Rehearsals for Simon Rattle: School Orchestra Extravaganza in the Berlin Philharmonie with film music works

March 2015

Silent film Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss/Robert Wiene), Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

June 2015 Pre-rehersals for Sir Simon Rattle for the world premiere of Monster in the Mase for choir and orchestra by Jonathan Dove in Berlin

Silent film Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss/Robert Wiene), Philharmonie Berlin, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Debussy: La Boîte à Jouxjoux, ballet choreographed by N. Dancker, Berlin, Philharmonie/Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

The stone soup (world premiere) by Jörg Iwer, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonie, Chamber Music Hall


Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Scharoun Ensemble at the invitation of the American Academy of Rome

Th. Krigar: Odyssey, Corinna Harfuch, Christian Brückner, Member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Mahler, Symphony No. 6, Schöneberg Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Invitation to the Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná, Curitíba, Brazil


Der Kleine und Otello (world premiere), children's opera by A. Bello, member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Easter Festival by the Berliner Philharmoniker

Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná: Works by Borodin, Rachmaninov
Mendelssohn: Elias, Cardiff, Wales


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