Born in Waidhofen/Thaya
(Austria). He studied viola
da gamba in Vienna and
has specialized in histo-
rical plucked and string
instruments (e.g. fiddle,
ud, vihuela dŽarco,
gittern, lute). He is the
founder and since 1988
director of the ensemble
"Accentus", specialized
in the interpretation of
spanish early music.
He helds many master-
courses and teaches at
the Department of Early
Music at Konservatorium
Wien Universität. Numerous TV-,
radio- and CD-recordings
and international concert
engagements with
various ensembles for
early music are showing
up his vast repertoire.