Finalist of the 2020 National Band Association / William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest
At the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, I got my master’s degree in concert band conducting and school music with my graduation subjects conducting and composition. Furthermore I studied a teaching degree in mathematics and computer science at the universities of Heidelberg and Stuttgart.
During our joint commitment by the Blasmusikverband Baden-Württemberg for the Jugendmusikcamp 2019, I got to know my friends and colleagues Dirk Mattes und Dominik Wagner. During the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, together we started the CD project Orchester*stücke.
In the same year the Orchestra-Sonata No. 2 (Times of the Day) I contributed was chosen as one of the finalists of the internationally renowned composition contest of the National Band Association, in which around 70 of the best wind orchestra composers from all over the world take part every year.
In 2018 I won the composition contest of the Schwäbisches Jugendblasorchesters im Allgäu Schwäbischen Musikbund. Since then, the fanfare, which the orchestra named Epic Opening, has been part of the top orchestra’s regular concert program. I was also able to win the tender for a festival piece commission initiated by the city of Karlsruhe for the 300th birthday, so that in 2014 a celebratory performance of Raise The Flags by orchestras from all over Europe took place.
In addition, I am regularly assigned to write for a wide variety of ensembles. Those pieces are characterized by a high degree of individuality. The Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, commissioned by the Sinfonieorchester 1837 Bruchsal got reworked into a wind version on behalf of the Kreiverbands Jugendblasorchester Ulm/Alb-Donau. Further works were created for the Jugendorchester Karlsruhe, the Blasmusikvereinigung Nottuln and the Kreisjugendblasorchster Esslingen.
My first work for orchestra (Explorer) was premiered at the Orchesterwerkstatt junger Komponisten 2010 in Halberstadt.
After taking the B-Qualification under the guidance of Prof. Johann Mösenbichler, I got trained as a conductor under the professors Richard Wien and Dennis Rouger whilst my teaching degree. Eva Fodor taught me in my master’s degree in wind orchestra conducting.
As part of my studies, I already gained a lot of conducting experience, including with the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, the Sinfonisches Jugendblasorchester Stuttgart and ensembles made up of soloists from the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. From 2017 to 2020 I took over my very first orchestra (Musikverein Bissingen / Teck) and since 2018 I have been the director of the Kreisjugendblasorchester Esslingen, with whom we have drawn attention towards us several times since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic through creative and connecting projects.