Born in Basel. 1978 - 1990 Studied piano and clarinet under A. Veltin and U. Brugger at the School of Jazz in Therwil. 1990 - 1994 Studied clarinet and new music under K. Weber and U.P. Schneider at the Bern School of Music. Since 2001 Studies clarinet and saxophone under A. Müller at the Jazz school in Basel.