In summer 2010 he was handed the official great seal of the Old hanseatic City of Lemgo for his efforts on musical developement in church and in urban life.
On 20th November 2010 his lifework was payed tribute by awarding him the "Kulturpreis des Landesverbands Lippe", a cultural honour given by the county of Lippe.
graduate of the academy of music in Detmold
and the conservatory in Hamburg
artistic state examination
longstanding choirmaster of the lutheran church St. Nicolai-Lemgo und
music teacher at the Engelbert-Kaempfer-Grammer School Lemgo
lecturer for improvisation, score playing and piano playing at the
university of music in Detmold
chairman of the association of protestantic church musicians in Lippe
and member of the association of protestantic church musicians in Germany