biography:

 

College Education:

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (2003-2007)

Hilversum Conservatory of Music (Amsterdam School of Arts, Netherland) 1995-2000

Purchase College (State University of New York, USA) 1998-1999

Hamburg Musikhochschule (Contact Study, Germany) 1995

 

Bass Teachers:

Scott Colley, Todd Coolman, Timothy Cobb,

Arnold Doyewerd, Ernst Glerum, Rud Ouwehand,

Detlef Beier, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Wolf Struck

 

Awards:

Winning Jazz '97, Hannover, Germany, Hans-Malte Witte Quartet

Outstanding Musicianship Award, Berklee College of Music, 1996

Winning Jazz '95, Hannover, Germany, Weiss-Pfennig-Polk Trio

Winning Jazz '93, Hannover, Germany, Music School Band

Youth Jazz Award 1993, Lueneburg, Germany, Weiss-Pfennig-Polk Trio

Winning Jazz '91, Hannover, Germany, High School Big Band

Youth Jazz Award 1991, Oldenburg, Germany, High School Big Band