I was born in Germany and studied recorder in Muenster and at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Walter van Hauwe. I founded the ensemble Badinerie and played concerts in Europe and Taiwan. I recorded two CD's with music of the 17th century. Since 1986 I have been teaching recorder, first in Bremen, Germany and since 1992 at the University of Music, Vienna. I also developed a new course for ensemble with baroque instruments, which I am team teaching with colleagues. In addition, I am studying Qi Gong, and I shall write my final dissertation about the connection between playing music and Qi Gong.