Professor for clarinet at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 1982 member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Numerous chamber music performances with the “Wiener Ring-Ensemble” and the “Wiener Bläsersolisten”. His students are playing in famous orchestras, such as Vienna Philharmonics Orchestra (M. Schorn, D. Ottensamer), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (A. Ottensamer), Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (solo clarinettists F. Steiner and Ch. Zimper) and Bavaria State Orchestra (A. Schablas). Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria. Studied with Prof. K. Steinwidder in Graz and Prof. P. Schmidl at the University of Music in Vienna, diploma with distinction. Further studies of breathing technique with Prof. Langer-Rühl und J. Leutgeb.