About me

Like all people I was born... Then I learned to walk and to talk. At the age of 6 my parents bought a piano and I learned how to play music. This is, although a privilege, still not very special.

But it was special for me, because I think it changed everything. Since then I never lost the fascination for music and especially the black and white keys.

After finishing high school I thought it would be cool to become a Jazzpianist. And that is what I did.

I am very grateful to have met wonderful teachers and many inspiring people on my way. After finishing the conservatory in Hilversum I moved to Amsterdam and I went on learning about music. By listening to others, practising, rehearsing and playing gigs at jazzbars, clubs, festivals and theaters. I still do and I hope my curiosity to discover new things and to face unknown situations will never stop. I like music with a free spirit and I find that in the many styles of jazz and improvised music. From all these influences I try to develop my own style, my own music. Please take some time and listen to it, if you like.

Thanks for visting my site and I hope to see you somewhere when I play.

A few facts

1965

Born in Oberhausen, DE

1984

Abitur at Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium, DE

1986 - 1991

Study Jazzpiano at Hilversum's Conservatorium, NL

1992

Move to Amsterdam, NL

1995

Debut album "tales of the frog" with Balthaus/Lochs 4-tet

1994 - 2008

Teacher at Conservatorium Osnabrück, DE

2008 - 2015

Pianist at Millennium Jazz Orchestra

since 2012

Collaboration with Berthold Records