When did you join the RSNO?
I joined the RSNO in April 1995.

Where are you from?
I was born and bred in Augsburg, Bavaria, South of Germany.

Where did you study?
I studied at first in the small German town Trossingen, then after my graduation in Karlsruhe. In the end I went to London for lessons with Emanuel Hurwitz.

What do you enjoy most about being in the RSNO?
The most enjoyable part of being in the RSNO is the camaraderie, the sound it can produce, the quality of so many players which is outstanding, the fact we play a lot of varied repertoire, and some of the conductors and soloists we get.

Tell us your favourite RSNO story/memory so far.
There have been a few concerts which have been totally outstanding: Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie with Thomas Søndergård, Mahler 2 with Jarvi, Pelleas et Melisande with Stéphane, a summer Prom with Lalo Shifrin, working with Walter Weller (and being invited by him in Vienna to a real Heuringen with the entire orchestra!)