Born in 1979 in Thuringia/Germany,
I studied the violin with Ilan Gronich (Berlin), Grigory Zhislin (London) and Keiko Wataya (Amsterdam).

I particularly enjoy playing chamber music. In 2006, we founded the string quartet,
the Sonar Quartett, which specialises in playing contemporary music.

I have been working together with artists and performers like Alwynne Pritchard, Marcello Lussana, Elena Kakaliagou, Matthias Bauer, Sabine Akiko Ahrendt and Cathy van Eck.

The Kranichstein Performer's Prize was given to me in 2002.

In my view, there is no contradiction between embracing the historical performance practice of the Baroque and Classical periods, exploring free improvisation, participating in multi media projects and performing contemporary music.
For me personally this is a great enrichment and inspiration.
So I love to play with chamber orchestras, while at the same time giving many world premieres of solo and chamber music, or joining Ensembles such as Musikfabrik and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin as a guest musician.

In my own works I am now exploring the relationship between body and music. To what extent is the musical expression given when the musician supports his/her movements or uses them in a supporting way? I found first inspirations especially in Vinko Globokars music and over time, the strong need arose to find my personal expression not only in written works, but in my own music, thus dive into the depth of one's own expression: to go on new paths, to use the body as an further instrument.
The first steps in that direction were made possible with the help of the scholarship "Unchool" (artist in residence in Poschiavo) early 2017.
Since 2018 I am receiving a scholarship from the Berlin Senate to continue the progress of my work.

photo: Tatsuru Arai