was born in the german state of Brandenburg. At the age of 8 years he took his first piano lessons at the local conservatory. From 1983-89 he learned piano at Hanns Eisler music school and then studied at the Hanns Eisler music college with Annerose Schmidt and Alan Marks. Since 1997 he has worked as a free pianist in the city of Berlin. He is regularily performing with the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin. In the Stockhausen Courses Kürten 2001 he was awarded with a prize for the best interpretation by Stockhausen.