Born in Oldenburg, Germany, Stefan studied viola with Marcel Charpentier, Konrad Grahe and Emile Cantor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and attended masterclasses with Thomas Brandis and Serge Collot.
From 1992 he worked with a number of orchestras including Kölner Kammerorchester, Theater Nordhausen, Folkwang Kammerorchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Philharmonie Essen, Düsseldorfer Sinfoniker and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
After immigrating to Australia in 2001, Stefan has worked and recorded amongst others with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Pinchgut Opera and Sinfonia Australis. Since the formation of Acacia Quartet, Stefan has turned his focus to chamber music and teaching.
Performing as Acacia Quartet
Founded in 2010, Acacia Quartet has won great respect for its versatile and inventive programs. “Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” (City News Canberra)
A program of quartets by Mozart, Dvorak, and Australian composer Alice Chance performed with the brilliance Acacia Quartet is known for. Enjoyable on every level.