Biography


2022            residence scholarship at Centro Tredesco di Studi Veneziani

2021-           DMA candidate in music composition at UC Santa Cruz, USA

2021            PhD Degree in Musicology from Hochschule für Musik & Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig

2020/21       residence scholarship at Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Germany

2020            residence scholarship at Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany

2018-2021   PhD bursary by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

2018            six-month scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein

2017            invitation to the Composer’s Workshop of the Lucerne Festical Academy

2016-2017   one-year composition scholarship from the Else-Heiliger-Fonds

2016            three-month composition scholarship from the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony

2015            co-chairman of »forma Leipzig e.V.«

2013-2015   composition scholarship from the Anna-Ruths Stiftung

2013-2015   composition studies (»Meisterklasse«) at the Hochschule für Musik & Theater »Felix Mendelssohn

                    Bartholdy« Leipzig, Germany with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf
2013            Master of Arts in composition at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland  

2013            fifteen-fold performance of the music theater piece Zurück, zwei Dialoge at the Lucerne Theatre

2012            honorary prize of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2011            merit-based scholarship of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2011            Bachelor of Arts in jazz trombone, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2010            scholarship for the »Adrian Kleinlosen Quintet« of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria

2008-2009   member of the European Masterclass Big Band under the leadership of Peter Herbolzheimer

2006            federal competition of »Jugend Musiziert«

2006-2008   member of the »BuJazzO« (federal youth jazz orchestra of Germany)

2002-2007   member of the »Landesjugendjazzorchester« of the State Schleswig- Holstein

2002-2006   member of the »Landesjugendsinfonieorchester« of the State Schleswig- Holstein  

1987            born on December 23 in Wyk auf Föhr, Germany