born in 1950 in Vienna, he studied the organ with Alois Forer at the University of Music in Vienna, and received his diploma with distinction.
Award winner at international competitions (most notably 1st prize at the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1972). Concerts in numerous European countries. Radio and CD recordings (e.g. Bach’s ‘Art of Fugue’ in Salzburg Cathedral).
Juror at national and international competitions.
Studied musicology and art history at the University of Vienna and the University of Salzburg; doctorate with Walter Gerstenberg. Focus of his artistic and academic work: works for the organ by Johann Sebastian Bach and Max Regers, old music.
Member of the Salzburg archdiocese organ committee (supervision of restorations of historical organs and the construction of new organs).
Teaching position at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 1975. Teaching positions at the University of Music in Vienna and at the Faculty of Musicology at the University of Salzburg. Master classes for European music schools and summer academies. Since 1988 professor of organ music and organ improvisation at Mozarteum.