studied piano and musical accompaniment in the German city of Mainz. Since 1984 he has worked exclusively as a piano accompanist in the area of chamber music. His career has led him to numerous concert performances on the world stage, such as the Tokyo Classical Music Festival, to famous concert halls such as Frankfurt’s “Alte Oper”, and to radio appear-ances on the German public radio broadcaster “Bayerischer Rundfunk” as well as on Danish, Japanese, Spanish, Belgian and other German radio stations. His many CD recordings and more than 150 concerts annually attest to his impressive artistic career. In the year 2000 founding of the concert duo “Gorbachev and Freund”.