I grew up with cultural links. Early on I got to know and appreciate many different styles of music. This is also reflected in my study stations also reflect this: between my church music degrees (B and A Diploma) in Hamburg with Hannelotte Pardall, Frank Löhr and Andreas Rondthaler, I took organ lessons with Marie-Louise Langlais in Paris. In addition, I attended master classes in choral and ensemble conducting with Maria Guinand, Anders Eby and Frieder Bernius.
My last study station took me to the USA: At the Yale School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut, I had the honor to study in the inspiring Artist Diploma Degree program in choral conducting with Marguerite Brooks, Masaaki Suzuki and Jeffrey Douma. Here I not only got to know repertoire of all styles and continents, but also work with some of the world's best artists.
Since my return to Hamburg I conducted sacred and secular choirs of all kid, with special mention of the Vokalensemble Lux Aeterna. Since 2013, as lecturer for choral and ensemble conducting at the Hannover School of Music (HMTMH) I can live my passion for teaching and the common search for the intricacies in music. From 2014 to 2017 I also was a lecturer for choral conducting at the Hamburg School of Music (HfMT). Teaching means constantly asking questions about music and reflecting on other processes that are running in the background and dynamically influence the music making, in order to search for connections and solutions together with the students.
The notion of searching together also permeates the work with my ensembles. By doing so, we open our ears and eyes to new sounds and spheres in each rehearsal, and invite our audience to join this endeavor in the concerts!