born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA of German and Hungarian descent


  • Dietmar Schwalke, Hochschule der Künste Berlin
  • Christoph Richter, Folkwang-Hochschule Essen, diploma
  • Thomas Riebl, Sándor Végh und Boris Pergamenschikow, Cracow Mozart Academy
  • Wolfgang Boettcher und Alexandra Müller, HdK Berlin, soloist's diploma “Konzertexamen”
  • Masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Anner Bylsma, János Starker, Uzi Wiesel, György Kurtág and frequently with György Sebök


  • Soloist in the Dvořàk cello concerto with the “Berliner Symphoniker”
  • CD recording of baroque chamber music with Ariadne Daskalakis and Helene Lerch (Tudor)
  • since 2007: Concerts with baroque cello
  • since 2013: Member of the AsianArt Ensemble – CD “Rituals”
  • since 2018: Member of Les Troizettes (also as a singer)
  • New Music concerts with Ensemble Junge Musik, KNM Berlin, Ensemble United Berlin


  • 1989 -1997
    frequent appearances with European Community Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Oriol, Berlin
  • 1997-2008
    Member of the Flemish Radio Orchestra (now Brussels Philharmonic)
  • extra player with:
    - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Antwerp
    - Philharmonic Orchestra Luxemburg
    - Brussels Opera Orchestra “Théâtre de la Monnaie” (also as section leader)
    - Concerto Brandenburg (on period instruments)
    - Kammerakademie Potsdam
    - Orchestra of the Deutschen Oper Berlin
    - Berlin Philharmonic


  • Performances with jazz musicians (e.g. with Julia Hülsmann at the Jazzfestival Berlin 2007)
  • Frequent concerts for children with Kammerorchester Unter den Linden
  • Cello improvisation for 5Rhythms dance workshops
  • Leader of a singing group for spiritual songs, accompaniment on harmonium (bhajan group of Amma Center, Berlin)
  • voice lessons with Eleanor Forbes, Annette Goeres and Esther Kaiser
  • concerts and recordings with singer/songwriter Illute
  • solo musician at Schaubühne Berlin in the production “Fräulein Julie”, including performances in Lisbon, Taipei and Bukarest
  • performances as a singer with Les Troizettes and with jazz pianists Mark Pringle and Kenneth Berkel


  • since 1984 Private cello lessons for children and adults
  • since 2007 MUSICOACHING
  • 2008-2010 Faculty member of Orfeo Music Festival teaching cello, chamber music and yoga
  • since 2008 Leader of cello section rehearsals of the German-Nordic Youth and Sinfonietta Potsdam
  • since 2013 faculty member at chamber music courses in Lauenburg ein Rheinsberg
  • since 2017 faculty member at IAM orchestra academies in Schöntal and Bad Waldsee


  • 1995 - 1998 Yoga teacher training with Urvasi and Ananda Leone in Berlin
  • since 1997 Private yoga teaching for individuals
  • 2005 Yoga teacher at masterclass festival KONTUREN in Brühl, Germany
  • 2005-2008 Weekly classes for members of the Flemish Radio Orchestra
  • 2008-2010 Classes for students of the Orfeo Music Festival,Northern Italy
  • 2010 One-month intensive yoga teacher training with Anusara Yoga teacher Bridget Woods Kramer, Ananda Leone and Carlos Pomeda in Bali; Certification as yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance
  • 2010 - 2013 teacher of weekly class Yoga for Musicians in Akademie für Yoga Berlin
  • since 2017 Yoga teacher at IAM orchestra academy in Bad Waldsee


  • spiritual practice inspired by Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi) for more than 20 years
  • 5Rhythms dance with founder Gabrielle Roth, Andrea Juhan, Susannah and Ya’acov Darling Khan, and Alain Allard
  • „Voice & Sound“ lessons with Griet Vermeiren
  • Bio-energetics with Gert De Meyer and Lenaleen Waignein
  • „The Artist's Way“ by Julia Cameron
  • Training with Christian Meyer at the Berlin Institute for Depth Psychology and Existential Therapy (BITEP), body work
  • Enneagram studies with Angelika Winklhofer and Christian Meyer
  • sessions with Kristin Guttenberg (Performing Arts Physiology)
  • seminars and meditations with Joe Dispenza
  • Languages spoken fluently: German, English, Hungarian, Dutch and French