Born in Vienna in 1940. He studied at the Viennese Academy of Music and Performing Arts (now University of Music and Performing Arts) with Richard Hauser.
Prizes at International Piano Competitions Salsburg, Geneva, Vienna). He started his career as a concert pianist at the age of 20. Tours through Europe, the Near and Middle East and the USA. Records and radio recordings. TV appearances.
Since 1968, he is pianist of the “Haydn Trio Wein”. Concerts with this ensemble in North and South America, Africa, Europe and in the Far East. Chamber music series in the Weiner Konzerthaus since 1976, five concerts per season.
Recordings of the Haydn Trio Wien with Teldec, Arabesque N.Y. and Musica Wien.
He accompanied several well known singers like Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier, Hans Hotter, Kurt Equiluz a.o. in numerous Lied – Recitals.
Other musical activities: Jury member of many International Piano and Chamber Music Competitions. Masterclasses in Europe, Australia and in the U.S.A.
Since 1975, he has been teaching young pianists at the Keyboard Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.