Vita

Education and Training
1982 Oberlin Conservatory (USA) - Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance - Pi Kappa Lambda
1985 Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Master of Music in Orchestra Conducting
Professional Engagements
1987-1988 Theater der Stadt Bielefeld - Ballet Conductor - The Nutcracker
1988-1989 Theater der Stadt Trier - Pianist and Conductor - Boccaccio, Showboat, Maske im Blau
1989-1991 Vereinigte Bühnen Wien - Conductor - The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, 42nd St
1991 Wiener Kammeroper - Musical Director - Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto
1991-1994 Saarländisches Staatstheater - 2. Kapellmeister - Works conducted: Aida, La bohème, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Der Vogelhändler, Bluebeard, Die Fledermaus, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Blood Brothers
1993 Theater Aachen - Guest Conductor - West Side Story
1994 Royal Theater Carré Amsterdam - Music Director- Cyrano the Musical
1994-1996 Miss Saigon (Stuttgart) - Conductor
1998-1999 Vereinigte Bühnen Wien - Conductor - Chicago, Dance of the Vampires
1999-2000 Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch Hall - Music Director Cyrano das Musical (first production in Germany) (Orchestra: Bratislava Symphonietta)
1996-2002 Theater des Westens, Berlin - Conductor "Pirates of Penzance", "A Funny Thing Happened...", Music Director of "Chicago" (and of subsequent tour in München, Basel, Düsseldorf)
2000-2003 Sinfonie Orchester Berlin - Concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall
2001 Orchestra Director of the Scorpions' tour with concerts in Moskau, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius
  • Program based on the EXPO 2000 concert in Hannover with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Performance in each city was rehearsed and presented with the local "national orchestra"
2001-2003 Concerts as guest conductor with the Cologne Philharmonic, WDR Rundfunk Orchester, Saarland State Orchestra, Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder)
2000-2003 Classic Open Air Concerts in Berlin, Dresden, Magdeburg, Rüsselsheim
1999 - present Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg - Principal Conductor (guest appearances beginning in 1997)
  • Concert appearances in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Schauspielhaus Berlin, Philharmonie München, Philharmonie Köln, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Kulturpalast Dresden, etc.
  • Soundtrack recordings for ARD, ZDF, Arte, NDR, SWF, WDR, MDR, RTL
  • Live performances of silent films (Chaplin's City Lights, The Kid, The Idle Class, Gold Rush; Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Dr. Mabuse, Hitchcock's The Lodger)
  • Tours with Udo Lindenberg and Karat
  • Orpheus in the underworld - Uckermarkische Bühnen Schwedt