Born in 1922. He was a substitute member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra since he was in the Leipzig Conservatory and was a member of the Linz Empire Bruckner Orchestra during the Second World War. He was a lecturer at Weimar Music University from 1946 and became a professor in 1946. In 1951, Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra First Concert Master, at the same time became a professor of the alma mater. From 55 years as Gewandhaus Orchestra First Concert Master, String Quartet No. 1 violinist, he performed with Convychney and his former conductor and international soloists until retirement in 1987.
In 1962 he founded the Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra and was active as a soloist and conductor. First visit to Japan in 1961. In 1980 he founded the Kirishima International Music Festival and taught him backwards. Since 1994 he has served as a visiting professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and then lives in Japan and concentrates on conducting. We will perform guest performances to the major orchestras in Japan including the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Since the first meeting in 1990 with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, there are numerous collaborations such as periodical, Casals Hall regular, "Ninth" "Matthew Passion", "Christmas Oratrio", "Beethoven Symphony Full Concert". In 1998 he became the principal conductor of the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, and in 2000 he became a music director. From the same year, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra 's Chief Guest Conductor, 2002 Music Advisor. Since 2004 he has also served as Conductor of Tokyo University of the Arts Chamber Orchestra. European performance with the same orchestra in 2006 was highly appreciated. In 2009 he will be greeted by the music director of the Japan Academy Philharmonic.
He has awarded the German Democratic Republic State Prize, the Leipzig City Nixux Award and Art Prize, the Federal Republic's First Order of the Cross the Medal, the Music Critic Club Special Award in Japan, the Exxon Mobil Music Award, etc. . In 11 years he was appointed an honorary member of Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
New music with the New Japan Philharmonic "Brahms: Symphony No. 2" was announced in 2009 and attracted attention.
In February 2012, a long sleep (90 years old at the age of happiness). With the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the door to the 13th New Classic held in May 2011 was the last collaboration.