Study violin, viola u. Composition in Weimar and Leipzig; 1990 diploma (viola); 1998-1994 orchestral musician in Leipzig, Magdeburg, Erfurt, since then freelance musician. 1994-95 student of Alfred Schnittke, Hamburg; 1994-98 Dipl.- Päd. Improvisation (Peter Jarchow, Leipzig); 1995-99 diploma studies composition with concert exam (Dimitri Terzakis, Leipzig); teaching since 1990. Since 1995 study visits and scholarships in Norway, Turkey, Israel, Greece. Work as a composer (performed in Europe, Australia, Asia, both America) with a focus on music theater (commissions for operas for example in Bremen, Stuttgart, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Nordhausen, Regensburg, Hagen, Freiburg, Weimar). Publisher since 2009: SCHOTT Music GmbH, jury member: u.a. "Jugend musiziert", AMH (Deutsche Bank Foundation). Lives in Hamburg.