2014 Member of the Academy of German Music Authors.
2009 Member of the German Film Academy.
2004-2008 Associate Professor for film scoring at the Academy for Film and TV, HFF Konrad Wolf, Babelsberg .
2006 One of the 12 composers who were selected for the international ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, Los Angeles.
2002 One of the four composers who were selected for the "Mentorship Program" of the "Society of Composers and Lyricists", Los Angeles (Members: J. Goldsmith, D. Raksin, E. Bernstein etc.), which consists in working with leading composers such as Alf Clausen ("The Simpsons"), Jay Chattaway ("Star Trek"), Steve Bramson ("JAG") and Dan Foliart.
1999-2001 Berklee College of Music, Boston Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring and Composition, Summa Cum Laude (double Degree in two instead of the usual five years)
1993-2001 Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana Master of Music in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude (Piano class of Nora Doallo, Composition class of Paul Glass).
1995-1999 Master classes with H.Francesch and B.Blocher.
1992-1993 Jazz School Basel and Sindelfingen.
1991 Associates Degree
Fluent in German, Italian, English and French