Violinist and receiver of the 1998 Grand Decor of Honour in Metallic in Austria for his exceptional performing. He became a member of the Vienna Philharmonic at age seventeen and became joint-concertmaster with Willi Boskovsky. The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra asked him to become their 1st honorary conductor. He wedded Elisabeth Samohyl in 1966 plus they had one boy collectively. His quartet documented Op 33 by Joseph Haydn for Decca Information.