The Flutist



Studies at the Cologne Musikhochschule with main subjects recorder and modern flute (with Prof. Günther Höller)

Private studies with Walter v. Hauwe (Amsterdam)



Prizewinner at the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich as recorder player



Foundation of the chamber ensemble CAMERATA KÖLN

First recordings as a soloist with the complete sonatas of Telemann and Handel on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label

Start of the international acitivity as soloist and chamber musician



Appointment as professor at the former "Hochschule der Künste" (now "Universität der Künste" ) Berlin


Change to the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt /M as professor for recorder and head of the department for Early Music


1979 -2013

Recordings of nearly the complete baroque recorder repertoire including three versions of the complete recorder concertos by A. Vivaldi (1980, 1990, 2009), complete concertos and sonatas by G. Ph. Telemann, the Brandenburg Concertos by J.S.Bach (with "Musica Antiqua Köln") and a box of 8 Cds with an anthology of baroque recorder music

Labels: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, cpo, Delta Capriccio, DGG-Archiv



Telemann-Prize of the City of Magdeburg


Contemporary Music:
First Perfomances of works by K. Serocki ("Arrangements"1978) and G. Müller-Hornbach ("Sisyphos" 2005)

Kh. Stockhausens "Tierkreis" (own arrangements for different chamber-ensembles)


Numerous masterclasses all over the world: Stockholm, Jerusalem, Stuttgart, Paris, USA, Canada and Corea


Michael Schneider at YouTube:

Fasch (2)       Fasch (3)     Sammartini      Händel     Blockwitz     Müller-Hornbach    Telemann (4)    Camerata Köln     Telemann (solo)     Telemann (1)