Education

First saxophone lessons with the age of 12

Teachers & Institutions:

1977-78

Saxophone & improvisation with Pony PoindexterMannheim (Germany)

1978 

Saxophone & improvisation with George Coleman
sightreading, ensemble, big band at the 
Lynn Oliver StudiosNew York(USA) 

1979-80 

Flute lessons with Elmar Bringezu,Heidelberg (Germany)

1981-83 

Improvisation techniques withJerry Bergonzi
classical saxophone with Joe Viola,
saxophone & improvisation with Andy McGee,Billie Pierce
composition & arranging with Herb PomeroyPhil Wison
Greg HopkinsBoston (USA) 

1983 

Diploma in Performance at theBerklee College of Music,
Boston (USA) 

1989-92 

Saxophone & improvisation with Karsten Gorzel,
Freiburg (Germany) 

1996-97

Carnatic (South-Indian) music & vocal studies with 
S. Rajaram,Chennai (India)

1997 

Carnatic (South-Indian) rhythm with
V. SelvaganeshChennai(India)

1998-99 

Scholarship with the ICCR*) at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts,
Chennai (India)

1999

Scholarship with the ICCR*) with Vidvan Madurai G.S. Mani,
Chennai (India)

*) Indian Council for Cultural Relations