Born 1971 in Zurich. Pianist, Composer and Producer. Lives in Zurich. Instruction in piano and percussion from the age 8. 1997 Graduation from the ‘Musikhochschule Zürich’. 1989-2001 studies in philosophy, linguistics and musicology at the University of Zurich. 2003/04 stay in japan for half a year.
Ongoing work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC as pianist and composer. Leader of MOBILE (since 1997; with Kaspar Rast, Mats Eser & Sha) and the zen-funk quintet RONIN (since 2001; with Kaspar Rast, Björn Meyer, Andi Pupato & Sha). Instructor for ‘Practical Aesthetics’ at the ‘Musikhochschule Zürich/Winterthur’ (2000-2003).
Co-founder of the Music club in Zurich (2009).
Interest in the influence and the combination of music and movement, specially in the following Bodytechniques: , , .
1999 and 2002 career award of the ‘UBS Cultural Foundation’
2002 ‘Werkjahr’ (career award) from the city of Zurich
2004 culture-award from the town of Zollikon (appreciation-award)
2006 priority jazz support from the
2007 composition mandate from the Swiss Arts Council