Study of School Music and Instrumental Pedagogy at the 

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover 

(vocal training with Theo Altmeyer, musicology with Heinrich Sievers and Ellen Hickmann, music education with Peter Becker, philosophy, and music psychology).

Recorder studies with Ferdinand Conrad, Kees Boeke and Walter van Hauwe at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam.

Masterclasses and private studies with Marion Verbruggen, 

Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Barthold Kuijken, as well as Moshé Feldenkrais, among others.

Conducted teaching activities alongside studies at the 

Music School Hildesheim (group leader) and the University of Hildesheim (Polyaesthetic Education program, Wolfgang Roscher) 

From 1981, lecturer at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium Nürnberg (director of a recorder class)

From 1994 to 2022, Professor of Recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen 

First Dean, Senator, Director of 5 International Folkwang Symposia for Recorder Music, among other roles

Internationally renowned as a lecturer for numerous workshops and masterclasses

Editor of publications on early and contemporary music

Author of a recorder method book

Engaged in various voluntary activities, including founding and serving as  longtime president of the European Recorder Players Society (ERPS) e.V., involvement in book editing, library restoration, and as a member of the church council of the Marktkirche Hannover

Artistic projects primarily interdisciplinary 

(with texts, movement, visual arts, electronics/video) 

and intertemporal (medieval, Renaissance, early and high Baroque) Collaboration with composers

Founded and directs the ensembles camerata moderna 

(Baroque music ensemble), Ut Re Mi (recorder ensemble), 

devotio moderna (schola and instrumental ensemble for medieval music), and ensemble miroirs (contemporary music/performances).

Concerts with the ensembles, as a soloist, and with orchestras 

(Les Amis de Philippe, Melbourne Collegium etc.) in Europe and overseas (festivals in Savonlinna, Bruges, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Kyoto, etc.)