|Born 1961 in Darmstadt (Germany).
1982-86 classical guitar studies with Olaf Van Gonnissen (Darmstadt Academy of Music)
1983-85 private composition studies with Cord Meijering and Dietrich Boekle
1985-89 study of composition with Toni Völker (Darmstadt Academy of Music)
1989 participant of the composition seminar "Luigi Nono" at the Centre Acanthes, Avignon
1993-95 composition studies with Manfred Trojahn (Robert Schumann College, Düsseldorf)
1994 work stay at the artist retreat Edenkoben
1995-99 study of electronic composition with Hans Ulrich Humpert (Cologne College of Music)
1996 participant of the "response" project Frankfurt
1996 co-founder of the concert series "new music in the old theater", Darmstadt
Prizes and Awards1990 at the "2nd International Composers' Contest for Guitar Berlin" for "Erdferne"
1990 at the "International Composition Contest of the Percussion Creative Nürnberg" for "ent/lang/tast/end"
1991 at the "Prize for the Support of Young Composers of the State Capitol Stuttgart" for "Wir machen keinen langen Mist" and "Schlafmaus. Metall. 7."
1992 at the "1st International Composition Contest for Guitar and Strings Berlin" for "Sprünge"
1993 at the 'Contest for orchestra works to commemorate the semicentennial of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government' for "Îsôt als blansche mains"
1996 stipend for the artist retreat Ahrenshoop of the foundation Kulturfonds
1998 stipend for the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
2003 Moldau stipend of the state Hessen