born in Straubing/ Germany - Bavaria

  •     studied piano, clarinet and conducting at the „Hochschule für Musik und Theater München“  
        (University for music and theatre Munich)

  •     sponsorship at "International Weber Contest" for clarinet in Warsaw/ Poland

  •     scholarship in the orchestra seminar of the Deutschen Oper Berlin

  •     clarinetist at the Berlin Symphony Orchestra

  •     attending master classes with Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache in Munich

  •     sponsorship of the State of Bavaria/Bayerischer Staatsförderpreis for young conductors 1994

1991 REGENSBURG THEATRE  solo coach

1996 to 1999 1.Kapellmeister and assistant Music Director  REGENSBURG THEATER

2001/02 ST.GALLEN THEATRE  Principal Conductor

2002 to 2009 AUGSBURG STATE OPERA  Music Director

2002 GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER/ OPERA LEIPZIG  Debut with Strauss´ „Rosenkavalier“

2003 to 2010 GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER/ OPERA LEIPZIG  Principal Guest Conductor

2004 FESTSPIELHAUS SALZBURG/ MOZARTEUM ORCHESTRA  Strauss´ "Salome"

2005 AUGSBURG PHILHARMONIC  Gustav Mahler 8th Symphony

2011 MAGDEBURG OPERA  Massenet „Werther“

2011/12 NATIONAL OPERA OSLO, Norway  Mozart „Zauberflöte“

since 2012 MUSASHINO ACADEMIA MUSICAE TOKYO  guest professor

since 2014 ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE BRETAGNE/ Rennes - OPÉRA ROUEN Haut-Normandie
starting a close collaboration in operas and concerts as a permanent guest conductor (Wagner „Lohengrin“, Bellini „Norma“, Wagner „Tannhäuser“ and „Holländer“, Prokofiew „Romeo et Juliette“)

2020/03 ORQUESTRA SINFÔNICA de PORTO ALEGRE  South-America debut

2020/05-06 OPÉRA GRASLIN NANTES - ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Puccini „Madama Butterfly“ with further performances at the OPÉRA DE RENNES and the GRAND THÉÂTRE ANGERS

2020/09-10 OPÉRA ROUEN (OOR)  WAGNER „TANNHÄUSER“

2020/11-12 MUSASHINO ACADEMIA MUSICAE TOKYO  Brahms „Haydn-Variationen“ and Brahms „Requiem“