I was trained as a musician, music educator and music therapist.
The classical music, accompanying my childhood, had great influence
on my career deeply and I love it very much. In my view, it has a great
healing power. At the music academies in Cologne /Aachen and
Maastricht, Netherlands, I studied violin and
chamber music. During this period of study, I dealt with the various
aspects of classical music and especially with all facets of chamber music.
My formative teachers were Hariolf Schlichtig, violaplayer at Cherubini
String Quartet and Charles Linale, first violinist of the Orpheus Quartet.
A lot of lessons especially in chamber music with Menahem Pressler, Bruno Canino, Sandor Vegh and Norbert Brainin of the Amadeus Quartet influenced my musical development and view a lot.
A lot of chamber concerts with various ensembles followed. For 10 years I I mainly concerted with the Scheliad-piano trio and in duo violin / piano. Engagements followed as a soloist, for example in 2008 with the "Sinfonia Concertante" by Mozart, accompanied by the international chamber orchestra "Little Europe". By the encounter with musicians from the tradition of the Sinti I dived into the sound world of the Sinti gypsies and gave concerts with gypsy music. Furthermore, I began to improvise with different musicians in performances, oriental music, free improvisation and elements of the minimal and ambient music.
The healing power of music has always inspired me.
This was the reason to study the specialist music therapy at the European Academy of Healing Arts, associated with the Musikhochschule
Hamburg and Karajan Foundation, Salzburg. This I graduated in 2010 with a publication with the theme "The Power of Listening", a topic that still fascinates me because I perceive it as of central importance.
The curiosity for the phenomena of sounds and resonance
led me in 2012 to a sound work education at the Peter Hess Institute
with Peter Hess himself and I started to work with singing bowls and gongs
as very original sound sources. This touched me very much because they are
very simple and beautiful, yet powerful. Now I give sound massages,
offer sound travels and gong concerts and consider the work with singing bowls
and gongs as very effective and efficient because it can put people
holistically in vibration and touch. I was inspired in playing the gongs and gong therapy by my teachers Don Conreaux, Johannes Heimrath and Peter Gabis.
As a member of various ensembles I regularly perform in concerts,
for example, with the ensemble Flordelavida, in the Duo Fiddler on the Groove with the Polish percussionist and composer Kryzstof Baka, with the pianist Edmund Elsässer in Duo Sphinx and others.
The transformational aspect of working with sounds is now in the
center of my interest and led to development of healing concerts and sound journeys, which are with classical instruments like the violin interwoven with overton instruments like the singing bowls and gongs. It is my great
pleasure to follow this incessantly unfolding creative power and to pass it on.
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