Born in Munich, studied the organ and Church Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts there. He continued his studies in Paris under Marie Claire Alain. He won prizes in a variety of national and international performance competitions. In 1983, he won the internationally renowned Improvisation Competition in Haarlem in the Netherlands. In the same year, he was offered a professorship in Munich at the University of Music and Performing Arts. His artistic and educational work is complemented by his numerous concerts in Europe, the USA and South Korea, CD recordings, radio productions and film music.