"Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten" -  Plato

Welcome to my website!


Versatility is one of my features: piano, fortepiano and harpsichord, music from early baroque to contemporary. Besides performing as a soloist and chamber musician, I work as a conductor for opera.


I always search for new ways to get more intensity, more expression, and I seek the experiment, to find out how music really touches to me.


Music to me is pure inspiration: ever changing and volatile. True authenticity to me means being open and receptive to this. Nobody knows what will come out of that process, and this is what makes it exciting.


Important role models to me are Martha Argerich and Sviatoslav Richter. Each of them moves me in his own particular way: Argerich with her very intense emotional playing, and overwhelmingly beautiful colors, Richter with his profound depth, and his infinite tenderness. 


With both of them the human person seems to disappear in the background, in order to let through the music. This moves me immensely, and is how I try to give on my music.


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