1996 Studies of Electronic Composition with Prof. Hans Ulrich Humpert (Musikhochschule Köln) (Final Exam 2003)
1995 Cofounder of the cologne composer-group SCHISMA
1991 Studies of Classical Composition with Prof. Krzysztof Meyer (Musikhochschule Köln) (Final Exam in 1999)
1989 Studies of mathematics and physics
1983-1991 Keyboard-player in different pop- and rock bands
1979-1989 Education in music theorie and composition, piano and organ lessons
1976-1985 Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Niederpleis (grammar school)
1974-1976 Grundschule Mülldorf (elementary school)
1972-1974 Internationale Schule Fontainebleau (elementary school)

Work Experience

since 2016 Lecturer at the ArtEZ university of arts Arnhem (NL) (Composition for Film & Theatre)
since 2014 Conductor of the orchestra of the „Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität zu Köln“ (University of Cologne)
since 1999 Composer for radio drama, TV film and orchestra
Arranger/Orchestrator i.a. for the Berlin Symphony Orchestra
1993-2002 Teacher at the music school Musikschule Henneberger Bonn (piano, keyboard,
 music theory & band arrangement)


1999 Receiving the award „Kulturförderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen für das Gesamtschaffen“
1996 1st price & audience award at the composition competition of the „Internationale Sommerliche Festtage“ in Hitzacker
1995 1st price at the Hochschulforum in Detmold
1994 1st price at the orchestral workshop for young composers in Osnabrück