Cellist in the Spokane Symphony, is a native of Germany. He finished his undergraduate degrees in cello performance and cello pedagogy at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, studying with Adriana Contino. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship and studied with Eugene Osadchy.
Previously he has been principal cellist of both the San Angelo Symphony and the Opera in the Ozarks festival orchestra. Other orchestras he performed in include the Baton Rouge Symphony, Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. He has been a cello instructor at the school districts of Plano, Flower Mound and Denton.
Being an active performer and teacher, he is currently on the faculty of Holy Names Music Center, is a string coach of the Spokane Youth Symphony and has a private cello studio in Spokane.