Studies with Prof. Kurt Ramm at the University of Music “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. From 1979 to 2005 he was performing as solo trumpet player at „Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig“. Prize winner of numerous competitions, he was awarded the „Mendelssohn Scholarship“ in 1978. In 1987, he was awarded the honorary title of „Kammervirtuos“. From 1987 to 1993, he was a teacher at the University of Music “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. From 1984 to 2009, he was directing the brass ensemble of the „Gewandhaus Orchestra“. As a soloist as well as a member of the „Gewandhaus Orchestra“, he was touring throughout Europe, the US, Cuba, South America, Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hongkong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Australia.