1984-88, music studies (guitar), Paris and New York. 1988-2001, Artistic Director, Master Classes and Professor, Berne. 2001-12, Dean, Hochschule für Musik Basel/FHNW and Professor of Guitar. Since 2012, Director, Musik Akademie Basel/University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Winner of international music/guitar competitions; CD recordings have received numerous international awards, such as the Grand Prix du Disque, BBC and Diapason.