Was born in Gymnich bei Köln. He completed his studies in economics before undertaking a degree in voice at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf. He has his first engagement at the Mecklenburgische Staatstheater in Schwerin, where his roles included Lensky (»Eugen Onegin«), Andres (»Wozzeck«), Tamino (»Die Zauberflöte«), Alfred (»Die Fledermaus«), Tassilo (»Gräfin Mariza«), Tichon in »Katja Kabanova«, and Arsamenes in »Xerxes«. Further engagements led him to the Oper Frankfurt, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Oper Bonn, Opernhaus Dortmund, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Braunschweigdem Theater Chemnitz, Staatsoperette Dresden, as well as the Teatro Verde in Venice. His repertoire has expanded to include dramatic Heldentenor roles including Stolzing (»Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«) and Parsifal at the Festspiele in Erl. He sang the role of Ulenspiegel in Walter Braunfels’ opera of the same name at the Brucknerfest Linz 2014 (the DVD recording of the production was honored by OPUS KLASSIK). He has collaborated with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Gustav Kuhn, Paolo Carignani, and Matthias Foremny, and with stage directors including Roland Schwab, Axel Köhler, Rene Kollo, Manfred Beilharz, and Michael Dijkema.He bows at the Oper Leipzig in the 2021/22 season as Arindal in »Die Feen«.