EN – He was born in Lahr/Schwarzwald (Germany) in 1974. First he studied saxophone in Basel with Iwan Roth and Marcus Weiss. After the «Premier prix à l´Unamnimite» at the Conservatoire de Paris with Claude Delangle, he specialized in contemporary music and its borders. Concert-activities as soloist and with chamber groups brought him to famous festivals for example in Japan, the US and all over Europe. He performed with leading ensembles for contemporary music as the «Ensemble Modern», the «Ensemble Recherche» and the «Klangforum Wien». As member and founder of the ARTE Quartett (Basle) he worked with musicians like Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Pierre Favre, Fred Frith, Urs Leimgruber and Terry Riley. Since winterterm 2001 he has been working as a tutor for saxophone and contemporary music at the conservatory of Luzern.

DE – Er spielt mit den führenden Ensembles für zeitgenössische Musik wie dem Ensemble Modern, dem Ensemble Recherche und dem Klangforum Wien. Als Mitglied und Gründer des ARTE Quartetts (Basel) arbeitet er u.a. mit Musikern wie Tim Berne,  Marc Ducret, Pierre Favre, Fred Frith, Urs Leimgruber und Terry Riley. Er ist Dozent für Saxofon und Co-Leiter des Studios für zeitgenössische Musik an der Musikhochschule Luzern.