Born in Heggen (Finnentrop), Westphalia
Studied music at the State Music Academy in Detmold with Marcio Carneiro and André Navarra graduating with a degree in music education in secondary schools. Concert activity as soloist and in chamber music ensembles. Faculty position at the University of Paderborn.
Studied culture management graduating from the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Thesis and research on commission from the Brandenburg Federal State Ministry of Science, Research and Culture on the legal and economic aspects of the transfer of orchestras from the public sector to private corporate ownership.
Assistant to Ernest Fleischmann, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt on the Oder after the orchestra was renamed a State Orchestra.
General Manager of the State Orchestra in Frankfurt on the Oder. His duties involved the full charge of the orchestra in collaboration with the General Music Director.
Taught Culture Management at the Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt on the Oder.
Manager of the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg.
General Manager of the Bamberg Symphony
Executive Director of the Munich Philharmonic