Founder of Academia Allegro Vivo, founder and artistic director of the festival Allegro Vivo till 2016. Former concertmaster of the Tonkuenstler Orchestra. Founder and honorary president of GLOBArt. Decorated with the great golden award of honor for the state of Lower Austria. Early debut as a soloist, founder of the Eurasia Quartet, Grand Prix and first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France, in 1971. International concert tours as a soloist. Numerous CD-, radio- and TV recordings. 1981–1990 artistic director of the Chamber Music Festival in Umeå (Sweden), initiator and artistic director of the Badener Beethoventage 1980–1986. Completed his studies at the Academy of Music Vienna under Prof. Morawec, Steinbauer and Samohyl.