soprano, alto and tenor saxophones
clarinet, bass clarinet


Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Kazakhstan and China.


2010 Start Scholarship from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK)
2010 Artist in Residence at Rondo Ateliers, Graz
2010 Next Generation Scholarship, European Forum Alpbach
2009 Full scholarship to the European Forum Alpbach (Austria)
2008 Christoph Klauser Art Prize (BSA Styria)
2006 KUG Scholarship for a three month stay in New York; lessons with Dick Oatts.
2005 KUG Scholarship for a workshop in Barcelona with Steve Wilson.


‐ Born October 23, 1978 in Graz
- Studied jazz saxophone at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts Graz (KUG) with Karlheinz Miklin. Received a Master of Arts degree (performance) in 2007 and Bachelor of Arts (music education) in 2009
- Additional studies with Klaus Dickbauer at the Music University of Vienna (2005/2006); private studies with Dick Oatts in New York (fall 2006).
- Further inspiration and workshops with Charlie Mariano, Steve Wilson, George Garzone, Don Menza, Heinrich von Kalnein, Gerald Preinfalk and Jürgen Maier.
- Working as freelance musician and teacher in Graz and Vienna since 2007. Leader, producer and/or sideman in various groups and ensembles.
- Founder and head of Fat Tuesday, concert series in Graz (2005 – 2011)
- Founder and head of Jazzwerkstatt Graz, a festival featuring young jazz musicians in Graz since 2007

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