1957Born in Stuttgart, Germany
1975 - 1979

Studied (composition, music theory, piano) in Stuttgart and
Kassel, with Prof. Milko Kelemen, Prof. Rolf Hempel
and Prof. Erhard Karkoschka among others
1979State examination (music theory and piano, both “summa cum laude”)
1984Final artistic examination (composition)
1983 - 1985Lecturer in music theory at the State University for Music Trossingen
1985 - 1987Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Culture to study with
Prof. Hiroaki Minami at the National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo,
Visiting professor for composition and music theory at
various Japanese universities
1988Selected for the "Forum of Young German Composers", Berlin
Scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation
Various master classes, including among others with Isang Yun
First recording releases
1991"Göttingen Portrait Day" of the city of Göttingen, the state of Lower Saxony and the North German Radio
1992Lecture tour at the invitation of the Goethe Institute Moscow
Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart
2006 - 2010Vice Dean (Faculty III)
2010 - 2014Dean of Studies (Faculty III)
2020Professor Emeritus