1976–1980 Junior studies at the Musikhochshule Hamburg with main subject trombone at (Prof. H. Raasch)
1978 –1979 Military service, Heeresmusikkorps 6 Hamburg
1978–1984 Studies at the Musikhochshule Hamburg with main subject double bass with (G. Dzwiza)
1978–1982 Member of the German National Youth Orchestra and the Young German Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since the beginning of the 1984/85 season 1st solo bassist of the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hanover. (permanent position)
Concert tours through Europe, Asia and USA. 1979–1982 Solo bassist with the Hamburg Mozart Orchestra, From 1982-1984 Philh. state orchestra Hamburg. Solo performances with various orchestras and ensembles. Participation with the Ensemble Modern as well as the Ensemble for New Music and the Radiophilharmonie of the NDR Hannover.