Biography

  • Church music studies at the State University for Music in Detmold (State A-Examination)

  • Further studies with focus on French organ music in Rouen and Paris

  • Carillon studies at the Nederlandse Beiaard School Amersfoort
    (University of Art and Music Utrecht/The Netherlands)

  • 1969-1973 Cantor and Organist at Ev. Church in the North Sea island of Juist

  • 1973-1979 Cantor and Organist at Ev. Altstadt Nicolai Church in Bielefeld

  • Since 1979 Organist and Carillonneur at Ev. Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, capital city of Hesse

  • 1988-2003 Resident Organist of the Concert Hall organ at Kurhaus Wiesbaden

  • 1985 Organist at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, California,
    in an exchange program with Prof. Dr. Samuel Swartz

  • 1985-1993 annual Guest Professor at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California

  • 1985 Appointed "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Minister of Culture in Paris, Jack Lang, for worldwide services to French organ music

  • Member of AGO (American Guild of Organists), OHS (Organ Historical Society),
    GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America)

  • CD recordings for various international labels (Motette, Organophon, Wergo/Schott, IFO
    and others)

  • Radio recordings (WDR, NDR, SFB, HR, various stations in the USA, Australia, New Zealand), television recordings (ZDF "Sunday Concert": various productions of the "Organ Landscapes" series)

  • Organ Study Tours
    Since 1974 organization and artistic conduction of annual organ study tours in Europe and overseas

  • Published Composer of organ music (H.T. FitzSimons, USA; Taverner Edition; Butz-Verlag),
    as well as music for carillon, vocal and instrumental ensembles

  • Author of the books:
    "Alexandre Guilmant - Life and Work" (Dohr Verlag Cologne),
    "Famous organs of the USA" (Dohr Verlag Cologne),
    "The organ of the Marktkirche Wiesbaden" (Organophon Verlag Windesheim),
    and numerous publications in various journals

  • Translations of the books:
    Michael Murray: "Marcel Dupré - The Life of a Master Organist" (Edition Lade, Vienna)
    Jenny Setchell: "Organ'isms - Anecdotes from the World of the King of the Instruments" (Verlag Dr. Butz, Bonn)
    Jenny Setchell: "Organs and Organists - Their Inside Stories" (Verlag Dr. Butz, Bonn)

  • More than 3,700 organ solo recitals in Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, USA (70 tours in 38 various US states), Canada, Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, South Africa, Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok

Solo Organ Recitals in Festivals und Concert Series worldwide