Since 2010 professor for viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, before that professorships at the University of Music in Hanover and Hamburg. At the age of 21, 1st solo-violist with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and a few years later with the Staatskapelle Berlin. Member of the Gaede Trio and member of the Hugo Wolf Quartet Vienna till 2016, guest performances in Europe, Japan and in the U.S. Recordings of his chamber music were released by the labels Largo Records, Tacet, Sony, MDG, Audite and Phoenix. In 2003, his solo CD was awarded with Diapason and the German Record Critics’ Award. Studies at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin under A. Lipka.