I had my first oboe lesson at the age of 9 with Helmut
Schmauder at the Music School of Tübingen. Later, I studied
modern oboe with Professor Ingo Goritzki at the State University
of Music and
the Performing Arts Stuttgart and historical oboe with Alfredo Bernardini
at the Sweelinck-Conservatorium in Amsterdam.
Early successes, including
several Jugend musiziert prizes at the federal level and
a first prize in the international Concertino Praga
radio competition, soon permitted me to make a number of solo appearances
both in Germany and abroad. In 2004, I was a prizewinner in
Baroque oboe at the international Händelwettbewerb in Halle.
then, as a specialist in historical oboes, I have worked
with many early music ensembles (including Amsterdam Baroque
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Academia
Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, Hofkapelle
I Barocchisti, La Banda, Lautten Compagney, La Scintilla and
more). I have made numerous appearances at various international
and collaborated on several CD and radio recordings. In an ongoing
collaboration, I have developed a particularly close relationship
with the Milan-based Silete Venti! ensemble.
When playing with my
own Baroque ensemble, Fairy Queen, I place great value
on intimate musical dialogue, allowing the audience
experience Baroque music in all its expressive power.