I was born in Passau, Germany, and studied the recorder with Paul Leenhouts at Amsterdam Conservatory, where I obtained an artistic-pedagogical diploma and, subsequently, a Masters Diploma with distinction in 2004. I went on to study solo recorder with Prof. Gerd Lünenbürger at Berlin University of the Arts, where I obtained my concert exam diploma with distinction in June 2008. From April 2015 till April 2016 I studied with Johannes Fischer at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt a beautiful new instrument called Helder Tenor, which I am also researching during a doctoral study programme at the Kunstuniversität Graz. I regularly perform recitals and teach workshops in Europe and overseas. As former founding member of the recorder quartet QNG, I appear both as soloist and in different formations, music theatre productions and many more. I have participated in a number of world premières at renowned European venues and festivals with Endemble Adapter, Ensemble Ictus, Neue Vokalsolisten, Figura Ensemble and Trickster Orchestra (among others). I have won a number of scholarships and international competitions in Berlin, Cracow, Darmstadt, Graz, Illzach, New York and Rotterdam. Currently I am living and teaching in Berlin and won a lectureship at the University of Arts Berlin in April 2010.