2020 Board Member of the German Film Academy
2014 Member of the Academy of German Music Authors
2013 Board Member of the German Film Composers Union (DEFKOM)
2009 Member of the German Film Academy
2004-2008 Associate Professor for film scoring at the Film University Babelsberg, Konrad Wolf
2006 Invitation as one of 12 composers selected for the international ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, Los Angeles
2002 Invitation as one of four composers selected for the international ‘Mentorship Program’ of the “Society of Composers and Lyricists”, Los Angeles (Members at the time: J. Goldsmith, D. Raksin, E. Bernstein etc.), which consists of working with leading composers such as Alf Clausen (“The Simpsons”), Jay Chattaway (“Star Trek”), Steve Bramson (“JAG”) and Dan Foliart (“7th Heaven”).
1999-2001 Berklee College of Music, Boston, degree in double major film scoring and classical composition, ‘summa cum laude’. Graduation in two instead of the usual five years.
1993-2001 Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, diploma, equivalent to master of music in piano performance, “magna cum laude”. Piano class of Nora Doallo, composition class of Paul Glass.
1995-1999 Masterclasses with H. Francesch and B. Blocher
1992-1993 Jazz School Basel and Sindelfingen
1991 Associates Degree
Fluent in German, Italian, English and French