Born in Salzburg, studied organ performance, Catholic Church Music and instrumental teaching at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He has been organist and choral director in Bischofshofen since 1982 and from 1990 to 2015 he was regional music advisor of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. In 2015 he took over the management of the Church Music Council of the Archdiocese of Salzburg; moreover, he teaches choral conducting at the Musikum Salzburg. From 2004 to 2012 he was state choral director of the Salzburg Choral Society, since 2012 he has been deputy state choral director. He is known to many as the teacher of numerous pick-up courses and singing weeks and as a juror at choral competitions.