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. 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 did an artistic-academic research on it at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, which I finished with distinction in October 2019.
I regularly present concert and workshops worldwide. As former founding member of the recorder quartet QNG – Quartet New Generation, I appear as soloist and in various chamber music formations, as well as in the context of various productions in the realm of fine arts, opera and theatre, among others Saâdane Afif, andcompany & Co, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Constanza Macras/dorkypark and Opera Lab Berlin. As a big fan of contemporary music, I have performed numerous premieres in world class concert houses and festivals with such groups as Ensemble adapter, Ensemble Ictus, Collegium Novum Zürich, Figura Ensemble, Trickster Orchestra and Neue Vokalsolisten.
I have been awarded international honors and scholarships in Berlin, Crakow, Darmstadt, Göttingen, Graz, Illzach, 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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