Born in Hamburg, 1970. From 1990 on I studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich where I graduated in 1995 with an artistic diploma. I continued my studies at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin studying orchestral conducting. I have been active as pianist, composer and musical director since. In addition to art music (Josef Reinl-Award in 1996 and the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition in 2010) I have also written music for such media as theatre, film and television; I have made recordings as a musician and presented works in concert. In addition I am an active jazz pianist, bandleader and producer.