Even as a child, I was fascinated by watching musicians in the orchestra pit or on stage in their element. After stumbling across a trumpet by chance at the age of nine, it was clear to me: that's what I want to learn.

After a few years of classical trumpet lessons, I discovered a love and passion for jazz and jazz-related styles. An important pillar of my musical education and development in the following years were the ensembles I played in, starting with the school orchestra of the Hildegardis School. Significant and instructive stations for me were Groove m.b.H (Big Band of the TU Dortmund), Studio musikFabrik (Youth Ensemble for New Music of the Landesmusikrat NRW), the Glen Buschmann Jazzakademie as well as my first own ensembles, for which I also composed.

In spite of my jazz education, I have always maintained my interest in classical and contemporary music, which is also reflected in my work, especially my compositions.

Thus, I always strive to find my own paths and my own language, into which I incorporate everything that has influenced and touched me. This is particularly evident in my ensemble Stadtgespräch, which from the outset combines two different sound bodies, a jazz quartet and a classical string quartet.