Premieres / Particular Performances

"Viaje, vida" (2nd Movement of a cappella cycle "Mariposa")

Chamber Choir Consono directed by Harald Jers will premiere the second movement of my a cappella cycle "Mariposa" (commissioned by Consono) in the second half of 2023. The third movement will be premiered with the entire cycle in 2024 or 2025.

Wind Resonances at 20. Deutsches Chorfestival Lübeck 2023 and St. Katharinen in Hamburg

From June 23th to 25th 2023 the 20. Deutsches Chorfestival Lübeck 2023, organized Verband Deutscher Konzertchöre, brings together choirs, conductors, singers and choir-enthusiasts from all over the country. Europäischer Kammerchor directed by Michael Reif will perform my "Wind Resonances" in the festival's "Lange Nacht der Chormusik" on Saturday, June 24th 2023 three times (at 19:30, 20:30, and 21:30) in St. Jacobi and after that travel to Hamburg to perform it in St. Katharinen.


"Uranus" for chorus a cappella, commissioned by hamburgVOKAL directed by Matthias Mensching will finally be premiered on June 25th 2023 (and performed again on July 1st 2023) in Hamburg in a concert titled "ferne welten" (faraway worlds). The programm also includes my a cappella piece "Farout".


Commissions / Invitations

New Work

Canzonetta e.V. has commissioned a new 30 minute a cappella work to be premiered in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin by Kammerchor Canzoneo Berlin directed by Nils Jensen in fall 2024. Spatial aspects will play a role in the new piece. The choir will be arranged in different formations and will also move around the auditory.


"Mariposa" is a three-movement cycle for choir a cappella commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono directed by Harald Jers. The first movement ("A Una Mariposa Monarca", text by Homero Aridjis) was premiered in 2019. Due to the pandemic premieres of movements two and three were delayed. The second movement ("Viaje, vida", part of the texts particularly written for the piece by Julio Mendivil) will be premiered in 2023. The third movement will be premiered in a performance of the entire cycle in 2024 or 2025.


hamburgVOKAL commissioned Uranus for choir a cappella. The premiere had to be postponed due to the pandemic and is now scheduled for June 24th 2023 in Hamburg.

Mars & Venus

via-nova-chor München commissioned Mars and Venus for choir a cappella to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The concert had to be delayed due to the pandemic and now is scheduled for July 2nd 2023.



CD Recording

In 2024, Rondeau Production releases a CD with my choral music, performed by Ensemble vocal and Kammerchor der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg conducted by Cornelius Trantow.

Sheet music: Edition of Mozart's Requiem

My completion of Mozart's unfinished Requiem fragment is available at Bärenreiter publishing house (Score, Urtext edition / Introductory Text/Analytical Study / Vocal score, Urtext edition)



Brahms: "Ein Deutsches Requiem"

I will conduct Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem" on June 17th at Tivoli Vredenbrurg.

Collegium musicum at University of Cologne

See current event overview of Collegium musicum at University of Cologne for upcoming concerts I am conducting or involved in as Music Director at University of Cologne.


Chorus Master

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

Join us on August 27th 2023 at 11:00 a.m. for the season opener of the Gürzenich Orchester directed by Francois-Xavier Roth at the Cologne Philharmonic. As Chorus Master, I prepare the Bürgerchor for the program titled 'HINAUF,' featuring Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and Mahler's Symphony No. 4.

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