studied with Hugo Noth and Stefan Hussong at the Trossingen Music Academy and the Würzburg University of Music. He has won awards at national and international competitions, including Dr. Roman Klasinc Award (2001), DAAD Award (2002), Iris Marquardt Award (2003), and the Golden Bird Award (2008). He regularly records for various radio stations (RTV Ljubljana, ÖRF, RAI Bozen, SR Saarbrücken, BR Klassik, SWR, BBC) and performs as a soloist or in chamber ensembles across Europe. As a soloist or member of various orchestras, he has played with the Windkraft Ensemble, Avanture Ensemble, SWR Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Slovenian Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, ORF Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. He is a regular guest at festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, November Music (s’Hertogenbosch), Transit Festival (Leuven), Slovenian Days for New Music (Ljubljana), Klangspuren (Schwaz), Darmstadt Musiktage, BBC Proms. He attaches great importance to working with contemporary composers: his regular collaborators include Uroš Rojko, Vinko Globokar, Thomas Larcher, Klaus Huber, Eduard Demetz, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf and others.