He was born in 1977 in Germany. He studied with Michael Höltzel in Detmold and with prof. Christian-Friedrich Dallmann in Berlin. He was a member of the German Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra. After performing with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Staatskapelle Dresden, he was a member of the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig for almost ten years.
He is a prize-winner at several international competitions. In addition to playing in the orchestra, he is active internationally as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. For six years he taught at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the horn class of Christian-Friedrich Dallmann, in 2011–2012 he was a professor of French horn and chamber music at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern, Switzerland, in 2012–2015 he taught French horn at the Universität für Musik und Musik darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria. Since 2012, he has been professor of horn at the Anton-Bruckner-Universität in Linz.
He is a professional mental trainer, lives in Vienna.