I received my first piano lessons at the age of 5, at seven yoa I was a student of a special school of music in Berlin, the Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-Gymnasium. At the age of 12, I started my university studies in music (piano, music theory and composition). At 17, I was regular student in piano and instrumental education at Hochschule für Musik Berlin. Only one year later, I followed an invitation of Vitaly Margulis to study in his class at the University of California Los Angeles.

During my stay in Los Angeles, I suffered severe hand injuries from a car accident. Subsequently, I underwent multiple surgical interventions to reconstruct my hand function. During the rehabilitation phase, I developed a rehabilitation method at the piano which completely restored my playing capabilities.

After that, I completed my studies at Folkwang-Hochschule Essen in the class of Michael Roll and was awarded my artist and teaching diplomas with distinction. Having gone through an injury myself, I specialized in the development of a physiological piano technique, on which I wrote both my diploma and doctoral theses.

I have been awarded numerous scholarships, among which are the Oskar- und Vera-Ritter Stiftung, GEMA- Stiftung, Friedrich Jürgen Sellheim Gesellschaft Hannover, Franz-Wirth-Gedächtnis-Stiftung Hamburg, GUZIK-Foundation Los Angeles, Russian School Freiburg, the Great Freemasons Lodge Berlin, the Franz-Grothe-Stiftung München, Kunststiftung NRW and prize winner in several piano and composition competitions. In addition to my activities as a soloist and chamber musician, I am active in the field of performing arts medicine. Main issues in my work as an instrumental instructor and musicians' physiotherapist are the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in musicians.

I am a member in the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), the work group "research in music instruction" (Arbeitskreis Musikpädagogische Forschung AMPF), the German Association for Performing Arts Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikermedizin DGfMM), the American Association for Performing Arts Medicine (PAMA) as well as the German Association of Physiotherapists (Deutscher Verband für Physiotherapie ZVK) and the German Work Group Hand Therapie (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handtherapie DAHTH). Since several years, I am reporting about my work at scientific symposiums of these societies.