Fresh out of college, I played solo horn in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1981 to 84 where I also had my first conducting lessons with Kurt Masur who served as my mentor. I returned to Europe in 1994 as a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Artistic Director of the Escuela de Practica Orquestal - a ground-breaking program for young Galician musicians supported and run by the professional orchestra - assisting William Christie in opera productions of Les Arts Florissants at Glyndebourne and at the Theatre Champs Elysees, and guest conducting orchestras throughout Spain. I also led numerous courses in orchestral playing, conducting, and chamber music. I return to Spain every year and continue to play a shaping role in the future of young orchestral musicians in that country. My professional work has also brought me to Germany, England, and Sweden.
Conductor, musician, youth orchestra, music teacher, international, cross-cultural, artistic director, Spain, La Coruna, Galicia, Paraguay, East Germany, Gewandhaus, solo horn