Born 1952 in Hildesheim/Germany, 1971-1978 studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover up to concert examination in 1978. His teachers where K.H.Kämmmerling (Hannover) and V. Perlemuter (Paris). He is prize winner of competitions in Genf, Essen, Bonn, Santander. Since 1983 he is professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater for piano, since 1996 additionally for the subjact didactics and methodics of piano playing. His pupils are successful on national (e.g. "Jugend musiziert", Studentenstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and international level (various competitions).