|was born Sept. 27th, 1954 in Linz/OÖ where he also graduated from high school in 1972.|
He started taking violin lessons from the age of six, followed by violoncello lessons at the Musikschule in Linz – and finally changed to the double bass at 14. Following high school, studies at the High School for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna (now the University of Music und Performing Arts) with Ludwig Streicher.
|1977||diploma with honours|
|1979||prize-winner of the ARD music competition, Munich|
|1993|| Magister artium (Master of Arts)|
|1973 - 1974||bassist in the orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper|
|1974 - 1977||bassist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra|
|1977 - 1978||second principal bassist with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra|
|1978 - 1986|| principal bassist in the Bavarian State Orchestra Munich|
(Bavarian State Opera Munich)
|1986 - 1991||principal bassist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Since 1991, substitute for the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic.|
|1979 - 1984||double bass teacher at the Richard Strauss Conservatory, Munich|
|1980 - 1991||double bass teacher at the Music Academy in Munich|
|Since 1991||, professor for double bass at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts|
|2001-2004|| guest professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.|
|Various activities as tutor (e.g., Österr. Bundesjugendorchester, Bayer. Landes-jugendorchester,
Gustav-Mahler-Jugendorchester, Wiener Jeunesse-Orchester) and as jury member (e.g., ARD-Competition in Munich, Int.
Music Competition in Markneukirchen, Int. Music Competition in Brno).|
|1987, 1989 & 1991||House Marteau (Lichtenberg/Oberfranken)|
|1989||International Chambermusic Festival in Horn|
|1990||Festival de la Musica in Buñol, Valencia|
|1993||Festival de la Musica y Danza in Granada|
|1994, 1995 & 1996||Cartusiana Mauerbach|
|2006 & 2007||International Summer Academy, Semmering|
|Numerous appearances as a soloist in Austria, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan and Spain.
Radio and television productions for the Austrian, Bavarian und Hungarian broadcasting stations.
International chamber music activities as a member of the Ensemble Wien and Wiener Virtuosen (1992-2017) and in cooperation with the Artis-Quartet Vienna and the Minetti-Quartet Vienna among others