I am a composer und music theory teacher. Since 2005 I have been teaching as a professor for music theory at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf (Statal college of music).
I grew up in the province of south Hessia (near Heidelberg). In 1985 I began my studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Composition with György Ligeti, music theory with Wolfgang-A. Schultz, Christoph Hohlfeld a.o., piano with Sieglind Krämer.
As a composer I had several performances at international festivals (Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Donaueschingen a.o.) and won some composition prizes. A provisional list of my works can be found here.
As a comedian I performed all over Germany and the other German speaking countries with several colleagues. Next to teaching music theory (until 2005 in Hamburg) I taught song interpretation for actors at a drama school. Due to my teaching my career as a comedian is limping a little bit at the moment, but you may still find new dates at
I have published some of my articles and teaching material here. Unfortunately only in German. At the moment I plan a publication about theory of melody in English together with my colleague Hendrik Purwins from Universita Pompeu Fabbra Barcelona.
For contacting me in German, English (pref.) and French, Italian or Spanish use this form. I am looking forward to receiving your comments, greetings and constructive criticism and will answer as soon as possible!