Born in 1967. Since 2005 he has been a professor for viola at Hamburg University of Music and Drama. After studies with Professor Alfred Lipka in Berlin, he was the first solo violist of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra from 1989-1994. From 1988 on he has performed regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Between 1994 and 1999 he was the first solo violist of the Berlin Staatskapelle at the Deutsche Staatsoper under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. From 1999 to 2005, he was a professor at the Hanover University of Music and Drama. He is a prizewinner of the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen. Broadcast recordings include productions with SFB, RIAS, NDR. He has played concerts as a soloist, among others, with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin. In 2003 he won the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for his recording of works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps (Audite).