born: 1959 New York City

Studies: Hartt School of Music, Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, 1979

Principal teachers: Simon Karasick (NY) and Ronald Kutik (Hartford)

Further inspiration through kontacts and lessons with Alan Dean (NY & Hartford), Mark Gould (NY), Bruce Rhoten (Hannover) and Timofei Dokshitzer (Moskau).


1979-1989 Orchestral Engegments

  • Hartford Symphony Orchester (4. trumpet), 1979-81
  • Nürnberger Philharmonisches Orchester (temporary engegment as principal trumpet), 1981/82
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Kassel (3./ass. 1. Trompete), 1982/83
  • Saarländischer Rundfunk (principal trumpet), 1983/84
  • Filharmonisch Orkest van Flandern, Antwerpen (principal trumpet), 1984-89

1989-2001 Ensemble Modern

ab 1994 Professor for trumpet, Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin

  • Solo appearances with, amoung others Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Czech Philharmonic, Sinfonie-Orchester of the Bavarian Radio, Austrian Radio Orchester, Berlin Philharmonic.
  • World premieres of solo works von Rebecca Saunders, Mark Andre, Helmut Oehring, Olga Neuwirth and many others.
  • Many solo performances in festivals throughout the world with concertos by B.A. Zimmermann, Ligeti, Henze and with works, which were written for or dedicated to him. (s. also detailed biography)
  • Teaches at international courses for trompeters, brass players and composers. Member of several Jurys such as those of the international competitions ARD (München), Cittá di Porcia (Pordonone), the Deutscher Musikrat and of the Berliner Senate's Musik funding project Initiative Neue Musik.


  • Hartt Concerto Competition 1980
  • Internationaler Musikwettbewerb Markneukirchen, 1986
  • Internationaler Prager Frühling Musikwettbewerb, 1987
  • Concours international d''exécution musicale de Genève, 1987


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