is a german musician. He has been solo clarinettist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart for more than 30 years. In addition to his orchestral work, he is active in several chamber music ensembles. He is a founding member of the Ludwig Chamber Players and the Stuttgart Winds. For these ensembles he also makes numerous arrangements, like the adaption of Sergei Prokofiev´s Visions fugitives, nominated for the international classic music award (icma). For several years he has worked together with the Japanese woodwind manufacturer JOSEF, Okinawa.