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1981 & 1983 Jugend musiziert solo national competition each with highest award
1982 & 1983 concerto competition winner Interlochen
1984 International competition Markneukirchen highest award
1984 International Brass Conference Bloomington, Indiana: highest award tuba solo competition
1984-85 German Air Force music corps 1 Neubiberg
1984-86 Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken
1987-93 Principal Tubist Orchestra of Beethovenhalle Bonn
since 1993 Principal Tubist Bamberg Symphony Orchestra – Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie.
He is well known for winning many competition awards and performing concert tours in Europe and USA.
1987 he founded the German Melton Tuba Quartet and is intermittent member of German Brass.