The artist, who was born in Wels, received his first musical education at the Wiener Sängerknaben. In 1995 he became member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Between 1997 and 2005 he was ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. Among his most important performances are for example David (Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Steuermann (Fliegender Holländer) in Rome, Verona and Brussels, Don Ottavio in Japan, Mozart-Requiem at the Semperoper, Leukippos in Daphne in Barcelona, Linz and Dresden, Belmonte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin at at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tamino in Florence, Flamand in Paris and in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Further performances for example lead him to La Scala in Milan, to Stuttgart, Turin, Zurich, Madrid, Baden-Baden, Hongkong. In 2007 he became ensemble member of the Volksoper, where he sings numerous parts. He made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1989 and for example sang Tamino, Jaquino, Flamand, Alfred here. Conductors, with whom the artist has collaborated for example include: Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Dennis Russell Davis, Peter Schneider, Gustav Kuhn and Semyon Bychkow.