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Shifting focus to contemporary music and free improvisation led to a period of intense experimentation with the instrument for expanding the piano sound and technical capabilities – various preparations, string piano, the inside/outside of the corpus, ways of amplifying.
Frequent participation at important festivals for contemporary music, e.g. “Oesterreich Heute/ Hoergaenge”, “WIEN MODERN” Konzerthaus Wien, V:NM-Festival Graz, “Ensemble of the 20th Century” at the Salzburg Festival, “TON:ART” Bern, Ullrichsberg Kalleidophon, Studio akustische Kunst Köln, Germany, Kulturschutzgebiet Tirol, Dampffabrik Bern, member of “Ensemble 2001”, “The wild bunch”, participation in “Klangforum Wien”Festival, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, NOWnow Festival Sidney and many others.
The recent repertoire includes works of Earle Brown, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Stephen Montague, Steve Reich, Dieter Schnebel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Galina Ustwolskaja; and of Austrian composers Christian Ofenbauer, Alexander Stankovski, Katharina Klement, Peter Ablinger, Konrad Rennert, Olga Neuwirth, Hannes Raffaseder, Nader Mashajekhy, Erich Urbanner, Rudolf Jungwirth, Klaus Hollinetz, Friedrich Cerha, Gerhard E. Winkler, etc.
In the field of improvisation collaboration with the musicians Christian Wolff, John Tilbury, Jon Rose, Veryan Weston, Otomo Yoshihide, Peter Herbert, Franz Hautzinger, Burkhard Stangl, Radu Malfatti, Cordula Boesze, Andrea Neumann, Josef Novotny, Christoph Kurzmann, Axel Dörner and others.
Career as soloist and chamber musician, specializing both in music of the classical and modern periods and being in contact with composers such as Luca Lombardi, Christian Ofenbauer, Mayako Kubo and John Cage. Recitals in France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain and throughout Austria. Collaborations with members of the Vienna Philharmonics, Haydn Sinfonietta, Jeunesse Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Professor for piano performance, piano pedagogy, specialist class “Improvisation & New Developments in Contemporary Music” at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.