Biography

2020/22Workshops at NAMM Show Anaheim / USA
2019Workshops at Georgia State University Atlanta / USA
2018Workshops at the University of Music Riga / Latvia
Tour with Tony Kaltenberg (USA) and "The acoustic groove experience"
2017Recording session of "Where I Close My Eyes" with Uli Graner and "Blue Circle"
Premiere of the Soloperfomance at the Festival Musica S. Paderborn
2016DVD production "Talk, Move & Play"
Video production with "Tres Hombres" trio
Workshoptour Italy
2015100th performance with the "Ritter Rost" Musical and the original voice Patricia Prawitt Vienna / Austria
DVD production "Heckstick, Sidekick & More for the Cajon"
2014Workshops for Musica Viva with Rob Collomb in Italy
Performance with "Blue Circle" at the Jazzfestival Riga / Latvia
2013Performance Colors of Percussion Festival with Rob Collomb Freistadt / Austria
Appearance and workshops at the Samba Syndrome Festival Berlin
Performance at the Superdrumming Festival Gmunden / Austria
Germany tour with "GADU GADU"
2012Live DVD-production with the winner of Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis Matthias Brodowy in Hanover
2011Lecturer at the Academy of Music Budapest and Ethnosound World Instruments
2010Topact with "Groovemachine" at the Bum Festival in Zalec / Slovenia
2009Act and lecturer at the Saulkrasti Jazzfestival in Latvia
2008Act and lecturer at the Musicfestical in Moscow / Russia
2008 (con't)Lecturer for percussion at the University of Music Würzburg
2006Poland tour with "GADU GADU"
2005China tour with "GADU GADU" (folk-fusion band)
2004Instrumental instruction, Freies Musikzentrum, Munich
2003–2004Instrumental instruction, Musikschule Drum to Drum, Bad Aibling
2003 (con't)Workshops: "Team Drumming for Management“, Clients: E.ON, IKEA, Novartis, RWE, Telekom
2001 (con't)Instrumental instruction, Musikschule Ohrwurm Munich
2001Brazilian drumming under Marcio Alves, Latin Percussion School (LPS), Munich / teaching engagement
1996Studies at the Drummer’s Collective, New York
1995–2000Teaching engagement at the Gitarreninstitut, Munich and Bassinstitut, Cologne
1995Instruction under Andreas Gillmann at the Drummers Institute, Düsseldorf
1995 (con't)Workshops for Schlagwerk Percussion in Europe and the USA
1993–2001Workshops and master classes under Terry Bozzio, Jojo Meyer, Will Calhoun, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Michael Lauren, Duduka Fonseca, Bobby Sanabria and Fred Klatz
1992–2000Instrumental instruction, Musikschule Metronom, Bonn, Instruction under Professor Axel Knuth at the Musikhochschule Detmold
1966Born in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany