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Career with dates

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

Pierrot Lunaire (Arnold Schönberg) with Laura Aikin and mambers of theBerliner Philharmonker at the orchestras Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

Silent movie: „Der Rosenkavalier“ (Richard Strauss) (version for 13 players) with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Baden and Berlin

June 2015 First rehersals for Sir Simon Rattle for Jonathan Dove’s „Monster in the Mase“ (Berliner Philharmoniker with children from Berlin)
 June 2016  Rehersals for Sir Simon Rattle for Peter Maxwell-Davies’ “The two fiddlers”


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