About me

About me

Clarinet playing since 1971

I started playing the clarinet, when I was seven years old. Thanks to my revered teacher Helmut Pallushek, I was thirteen years old when I made my first experiences in the Hannover Opera Orchestra.
After a sensational audition, at the age of eighteen I was given the chance to play principal clarinet with the Berliner Philharmonic.
For more than 30 years I have been lucky to be with fantastic colleagues in the SWR Symphony Orchestra.
Moreover, it is a great privilege to be invited in many countries as a soloist, chamber musician or teacher.

ThankĀ“s to my supporter …

Yukio Nakamura and JOSEF woodwindmaker Co.
Christine and Roger Petit, Ligaphone, reeds and ligatures
Andreas Spreer, recordings TACET