2017 Member of the GNM in Austria
2017 Syrien-Project Cottbus, supported by the Siemens-Musikstiftung
2013 Composer in Residence at the National Chinese Orchestra in Taipei / Taiwan
2011 Composer in Residence in Kolkata/Indien at the Goethe-Institut
2009 Composer in Residence
Festival “Land of Disobedience” Lithuania
2008/09 Composer in Residence
Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier
2005 starts cycle IN BETWEEN (wp in Tokyo)
2004 starts with the new cycle LINES
2003 Composer of the Year at the Kaustinen Festival in Finland
2002 new publisher with C.F. Peters Frankfurt-New York-London exclusively
Member of the Akademie der Künste in Dresden
Projects for the Goethe Institute in New York and Toronto
world premières in New York, Pittsburgh, Saarbrücken, Leipzig
2001 starts with the new cycle CUT
2000 First production with the Ensemble SOLO XFACH with Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt
half – way house – SOLO XFACH Porträtkonzert on the 15 October in the Deutscher Pavillon of the EXPO 2000 in Hanover with the Ensemble SOLO XFACH
1998 Foundation of Ensemble SOLO XFACH for authentic performance of works in the growing cycle  half – way house – SOLO XFACH (for Joseph Beuys)
1996-98 Artistic Director “Neue Musik in der Galerie Beck” Leipzig/Düsseldorf
1996 Lectures and concert tours in Atlanta und Jacksonville (USA)
1994 Jury member, “Münchener Biennale für Neues Musiktheater” at the invitation of Hans Werner Henze
Lecture and concert tours (Goethe-Institute) in Atlanta (USA)
1993 Lecture tours/workshops in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Carrollton, Minneapolis (USA)
1989 Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, Tanglewood Music Center (USA)
(Study with Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, Louis Krasner and Oliver Knussen)
1988 Composer Workshop, Gaudeamus Foundation Amsterdam (collaboration with Ton de Leeuw and Chu Wen Chung)
starts cycle half-way house – SOLO XFACH
(for Joseph Beuys)
with Solo 3fach
1987 Composition Prizes: 9. Internationales Kompositionsseminar der Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswil (Switzerland), Kucyna International Composition Prize Boston (USA)
since 1987 several workshops at the Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswil (Switzerland)
1981 Hanns Eisler Prize and Mendelssohn Scholarship
since 1981 Lecturer at Leipzig University and Leipzig Conservatory (FMB)
1981-85 Meisterschüler (Senior Student) Academy of Arts, Berlin
1980-83 Foundation and Direction of the Group „Junge Musik“ Leipzig
1959 Born in Weissenfels/Saale
Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“:
Composition (Siegfried Thiele) and Conducting (Wolf-Dieter Hauschild)