In 1990, while still a student at the Tonmeisterinstitut at the Detmold
Academy of Music, I initially began my freelance activity as a freelance
sound engineer for radio corporations and recording companies.
In order to be able to realize my own ideas, on the completion of my
studies as a Dipl.-Tonmeister, I began to establish myself as an independent
freelance producer on the basis of my own equipment and founded my own
music producing business.
It is my goal to carry out productions of classical music in a pleasant,
concentrated atmosphere marked by mutual trust and to do so with the
highest musical and technical quality. Consequently, from the very beginning
I have invested exclusively in the corresponding professional mobile
equipment and through up-to-date additions have always kept it up with
the latest developments. Thus, I am in the position to respond to the
needs of the ever-changing music world. Moreover, I attach importance
to the greatest possible technical flexibility, in order to be able to
do justice to current developments at each and every producing turn.
Top-quality equipment, however, merely forms the necessary prerequisite
for the ideal capturing of the musical ideas of composer and interpreter.
Active support of the musicians in questions of musical and tonal interpretation
is just as important. Here it is my intention to lend supportive assistance
to the interpreters during the recordings in my role as their first hearer
and reliable and trustworthy partner.
Already early in my career regular contracts were established with the
BIS (Stockholm), cpo (Osnabrück), and Philips Classics (Baarn) recording
companies. Many other leading companies such as Sony/BMG or Berlin Classics
and internationally renowned artists have joined us from around the world
during the course of the years.
The wealth of experience gained through such cooperation led to an instructorship
in music recording and artistic recording production at the Erich-Thienhaus-Institut
(formerly, the Tonmeisterinstitut) in Detmold from 1999 to 2002. I continue
to teach young sound engineers on a private basis.