Born in Krefeld (Germany). After classical studies of piano and violoncello intense occupation with various aspects of European folk music with its respective instruments. Several years street musician in Europe, researching medieval roots of traditional music.
Studied at the Music Academy Gothenburg in Sweden, where he obtained in 1990 the "University Certificate in Music" for drone music. He studied the hurdy-gurdy (Valentin Clastrier and Evelyn Girardon), the French bagpipe (Jean Blanchard), specialized in early harps and holds a diploma for music education. He conducts many mastercourses of early music, has published several articles and written a manual for playing the hurdy-gurdy. Apart from CD-, radio- and TV-recordings, his international concert engagements with varoius early music ensembles are witness to his work to date.