I was born in Kehl on the Rhilne in 1961 and grew up near Freiburg i. Br. After the baccalaureat I studied viola with Hariolf Schlichtig in Aachen, where I then played for 10 years in the symphony orchestra. In 2002 I purchased a viola d'amore by Walter Mahr, however, found it very difficult and unsatifying to play it for many years. Only working on the "Intimate Letters" by Janacek and finally in spring 2014 the purchase of the Thomas Eberle viola d'amore from 1772 lead to me really liking to play the instrument. I find speindint time with the compositions for viola d'amore from the baroque to the modern periods very interesting.
Society membrer since 2015.