Biography

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Studies at Hochschule für Musik Köln with Prof. Ingrid Frohmüller-Seidel (Violoncello).
Master classes with Prof. George Neikrug (Boston) und Prof. Siegfried Palm.

Solo projects and concerts with ensembles playing Jazz, Rock, Pop, Chanson, contemporary chamber music, classical music in Europe, USA, Brasil, West Africa, Pakistan (Rio Cello Festival in Rio de Janeiro, New Directions Cello Festivals in Ithaca New York, Cologne & Boston, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, etc.).
Concerts with Markus Stockhausen, Ernst Reijseger (NL), Roger Hanschel, Stephan Braun, Yaniel Matos (Cuba/Brasil), Stephen Katz (USA), David Haughey (USA), Chris Haigh (GB), Rupert Gillett (GB), José Feliciano (Puerto Rico), Nelly Furtado (CAN) etc.
Duos with David Plate, Thomas Rückert, Ulrike Tiedemann, Michael Villmow. Cellist with the ensembles String Thing and Arcopia.
Ensemble director Cologne String Big Band, Cello-Orchester Baden-Württemberg, RMS Cello Big Band & Combo Köln (Celloversum). Collaboration with Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, Chamber Orchestra of Groove, National Symphony Orchestra Ghana. Concert as a soloist and composter with Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.

Goethe Institut Tours with Jazz string quartet String Thing: 2007 West Africa Tour, Concerts/Workshops in 7 states. 2014 Pakistan Tour and collaboration with National Academy of Performing Arts Karachi.

Composer and arranger, CDs, TV and broadcast productions.

Teacher at university Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (String Big Band, Pop chamber music, Ensemble Coaching etc.). Workshops in Europe, USA, Brasil, West Africa (Berklee College Boston, Ithaca College/New York, Cidade da Música Volta Redonda/Brasilien, Colegio Alemán Madrid etc.).

Initiator and Co-Director of the 24th (and first European) New Directions Cello Festival Köln 20118 as a co-operation of NDCA (USA), Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, WDR 3 and Jeunesses Musicales NRW.

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String Thing: "Jazz en Block" Staatstheater Oldenburg 2008