Vita

Studies

2005 – 2008 Study of “Orchestral conducting“ (Kapellmeisterstudium - Concert Diploma and Master Class) with Prof. Bruno Weil, University of Music Munich
10 May, 2008: Masterclass Diploma
03 May, 2006: Concert Diploma
1999 – 2005 Study of School Music (for Secondary School Teachers) and Church Music with special subject “Conducting“ (Orchestral and Choral Conducting) and main subject “Organ“ with Prof. Jon Laukvik, State Universtiy of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart;
State Examination and Diploma in February 2005

Career

July 2018 2nd price at the "Bach 333 / CCC Canon Composition Competition" with the enigmatic canon "JSBach333 - canone permutativo al trianogolo"
May 2017 Debut concert with the youth symphony orchestra “Junge Gmünder Symphoniker"
Sept 2016 – present Conductor and artistic director of the chamber orchestra “Fellbacher Kammerorchester"
August 2015 – present Collaborative work together with Jon Laukvik on the Musical „Lucrezia – die Tochter des Papstes“
July 2015 Premier of the self-composed Jazz Mass “Missa romana“ for choir and jazz band, published by Carus-Verlag in May 2016
May – June 2015 Participation at EU programme for teachers “Erasmus+”, stay in Castiglioncello (LI), Italy
Sept 2013 – present Re-establishment and leadership of the orchestra and the choirs at the “Landesgymnasium für Hochbegabte Schwäbisch Gmünd” (grammar school for highly talented pupils), busy concert schedule, numerous arrangements
Jan 2012 – July 2013 Student teacher (teacher training) in Baden-Württemberg, Second State Examination with disctinction (1,0)
Sept – Nov 2011 Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra “Philharmonie Schwäbisch Gmünd”, concert: “Gesichter der Wiener Klassik“
July 2011 Musical direction: C. Orff: „Der Mond“, CCS Stadtgarten Schwäbisch Gmünd
June 2011 Guest performance at the “Zürcher Festspiele“, musical direction: R. Häusermann: „Randolph’s Erben“
seasons 10 / 11
and 09 / 10
Staatsoper Stuttgart: choir productions (Junge Oper): “Die Ballade von Garuma“; L. Vollmer: “Gegen die Wand“; C. Cardew: „The Great Learning“; zeitoper VIII: R. Häusermann: “Randolph’s Erben“ (UA); Musical assistance, score management and stage management (sound)
Nov 2009 – present Conductor of the chamber orchestra “Sinfonietta St. Josef“
Aug / Sept 2009 Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim (chamber orchestra): G. F. Händel: “Oreste“; Assistance, cembalo
season 08 / 09 Staatsoper Stuttgart: zeitoper VII: Gordon Kampe: “Zivilcourage“ (premiere), choir director Junge Oper: W. A. Mozart: “Zaïde“: Direction of rehearsals for revival of the production, stage services
October 2008 Premiere of the musical “The Jesus Story“ (idea and conception by Thomas M. J. Schäfer)
Sept 2008 – present Conductor of the choral society “Liederkranz 1877 e.V.“ Grafenberg,
conductor of male-voice choir, beginning in 2011 formation and direction of mixed choir as well
season 07 / 08 Staatsoper Stuttgart, Junge Oper: W. A. Mozart: “Zaïde“; Choral director, musical direction of scenic rehearsals, stage services, répétiteur
April 2008 Concert week with the chamber orchestra “Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt"
2008 – present Church musician at the Catholic Church St. Josef Bögingen; Conductor of church choir and Gregorian Schola, organist, management of concerts; regular performances of orchestral masses and oratorios of all epochs in liturgy and concert
January – March 2008 Assistance at Staatstheater Nürnberg; Chr. W. Gluck: “Alceste“
January 2007 Münchner Rundfunkorchester (radio symphony orchestra Munich): Assistance, O. Nicolai: “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“
November 2006 Guest conductor with the chamber orchestra “Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt”
2006 – 2008 Principal conductor and artistic director of the chamber orchestra “Münchner Philludiker“
September 2006 Staufer-Festspiele Göppingen (festival production): C. Zeller: “Der Vogelhändler“; Assistant / répétiteur
2006 – 2008 Regular working phases with the symphony orchestras ”Münchner Symphoniker” and “Reichenhaller Philharmonie”
2005 / 2006 Assistant Conductor at WDR (West-Deutscher-Rundfunk, broadcasting station): F. v. Suppé: “Die schöne Galathée“ / L. Spohr: “Die letzten Dinge“
2005 Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik (Festival European Church Music): M. Mussorgsky: “Boris Godunow“; Assistant, répétiteur
2003 – present freelance at the radio station “Bayerischen Rundfunks” , author and and producer of radio plays and essays for the online music lexicon for kids; various compostions for “Do Re Mikro“ (BR Klassik, formerly Bayern 4 Klassik)
2002 Röttele-Award of the City of Schwäbisch Gmünd for special cultural commitment
2001 2nd prize at composition contest (Bundesmusikfest Friedrichshafen) for “lmpressions – Concertante fantasies for clarinet and orchestra“