- 1983 born in Vienna


musical education

  1. -- since 1996 drumset in various rock-, punk-, metal-, world-, jazz-, indie- and other bands. private lessons with various teachers (e.g. Moritz Pedarnig)

  2. -- 2005 - 2006 jazz at UCC (University College Cork, Ireland) with Paul O Donnell, jazz drums with Conor Guilfoyle

  3. -- since 2006 participation at various jazz-, rock-/pop-, samba-, and african drumming-seminars and workshops, with teachers including Walter Grassmann, Herbert Pirker, Klemens Marktl, Mario Gonzi, Shayan Fathi, Edison Tadeu, Herwig Stieger, Richard Filz, Benno Sterzer, Gerhard Kero

  4. -- 2006 - 2007 Gustav Mahler Konservatorium (Vienna), jazz drums with Christian Mühlbacher and Reinhardt Winkler

  5. -- 2007 - 2008 jazz drum lessons with Klemens Marktl, classical percussion lessons with Heinz Hartlieb (Musikschule Wien)

  6. -- since 2008 jazz drums with Herbert Pirker, Alexander-Technik with Christina Hirt, orchestral percussion with Heinz Hartlieb


academic education

  1. -- 2001 enrolls at the University of Vienna. subject: mathematics

  2. -- 2003 enrolls for musicology

  3. -- 2005 - 2006 mathematics and music at UCC (University College Cork, Ireland)

  4. -- 2008 diploma completion (mathematics). diploma thesis: „Max-Flow Min-Cut. Reconciling Graph Theory with Linear Programming“ (published 2009 by VDM Publishing House, Saarbrücken; tutor: Christian Krattenthaler)

  5. -- 2010 participatory musicological field research in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil) about Maracatu de Baque Virado

  6. -- 2011 musicological field research in Crete (Greece)

  7. -- 2012 jan-apr: field trip to Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil)

  8. -- april 2013: prospected diploma completion (musicology). diploma thesis on Maracatu de Baque Virado, tutor: Regine Allgayer-Kaufmann