I was born in Passau, Germany, and studied the recorder with Paul Leenhouts and Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where I obtained an artistic-pedagogical diploma and, subsequently, a Masters Diploma with distinction in 2004. Afterwards I fell in love with Berlin and went on to study with Prof. Gerd Lünenbürger at the University of Arts Berlin, where I obtained my concert exam diploma with distinction in June 2008. In addition I have visited masterclasses with Antonio Politano in Lausanne and with Toshiya Suzuki in Darmstadt. From April 2015 to March 2016 I was studying a very special instrument – the Helder Tenor – with Johannes Fischer at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt. This instrument is so extraordinary, that I am currently doing an artistic-academic research on it at the University of Music and Performing Arts, which I am finishing in October 2019.
I regularly perform recitals and teach workshops in Europe and overseas. As former founding member of the recorder quartet QNG – Quartet New Generation, I appear as soloist as well as in different formations and recently also in music theater productions e.g. andcompany & Co, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Constanza Macras/dorkypark and Opera Lab Berlin. As a big fan of contemporary music, I have participated in a number of world premieres at renowned venues and festivals worldwide and performed with Ensemble adapter, Ensemble Ictus, Collegium Novum Zürich, Figura Ensemble, Trickster Orchestra and Neue Vokalsolisten .
I have won a number of scholarships and international competitions in Berlin, Crakow, Darmstadt, Göttingen, Graz, Illzach, Krakow, New York and Rotterdam. Currently I am living and teaching in Berlin and won a lectureship with a special focus on contemporary music at the University of Arts Berlin in April 2010.
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