b. Villach (Carinthia), Sept. 15, 1931, musician. Studied composition at the Wiener Vienna Musikhochschule (now University of Music and Performing Arts) and at the University of Vienna; from 1964-1991 head of the department of music of the Carinthian provincial studio of the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF; 1967-1991 director of the ORF chamber orchestra. Highly esteemed for promoting musical life in Carinthia (choir-master of the Carinthian madrigal choir, chairman of the Carinthischer Sommer Festival) and church music. His friendship with J. M. Hauer has substantially influenced his compositions.
Works#Compositions for orchestra and chamber music: 3 twelve-tone compositions, 1968; string quartet, 1971; rhapsody, 1987; concerto for violin, string orchestra and timpani, 1994. - Vocal music: German Mass, 1972; Christmas Mass of Maria Saal, 1984. - Writings.
Literature#G. Brosche (ed.), Musikalische Dokumentation N. F., exhibition catalogue, Austrian National Library, Vienna 1997.