Cellist and Director of the Dresden Music Festival
Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival of chamber music and since 2008 Director of the Dresden Music Festival. His career commenced when at the age of 20 he took the position of first cello with the Sächsische Staatskapelle. In 1997 he began concentrating on his career as soloist, during which performances with the New York Philharmonic in New York and Dresden were a highlight. He often performs in chamber programmes with pianists Martin Stadtfeld and Hélène Grimaud. He has made recordings for the Sony Classical label since 2003.