Born 1961 in Darmstadt; 1982-86 guitar studies with Olaf Van Gonnissen (Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt); 1983-85 private composition studies with Cord Meijering and Dietrich Boekle; 1985-89 composition studies with Toni Völker (Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt); 1993-95 composition studies with Manfred Trojahn (Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf); 1995-99 studies of electronic composition with Hans Ulrich Humpert (Hochschule für Musik Köln); 2000 portrait CD (Melisma Wiesbaden), 2008 CD "Chamber Music with Guitar", 2017 double-CD "The Wives of the Dead" (both Dreyer.Gaido Münster); among his awards 1993 at "Contest for orchestra works to Commemorate the semicentennial of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government" for Îsôt als blansche mains, 1998 (scholarship to stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris) and 2012 (scholarship to stay at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venice); as of 2024 about 120 compositions for very different instrumental and vocal combinations, among others the operas The Wives of the Dead (Theater Erfurt 2013), Unverhofftes Wiedersehen (Mainfranken Theater Würzburg 2017, Landestheater Linz 2018) and IL VIAGGIO (Landestheater Linz 2024); further information: