That I would ever study classical percussion was certainly not evident when I started playing the piano, at age 10. Drums were added 4 years later. I was heard for the first time as a vibraphonist on Bavarian Radio at age 17 – seen in retrospect perhaps the initial spark leading to the path of becoming a professional musician.
The diversity of sounds and playing techniques were fascinating me. That´s why I also took private instruction in Latin percussion and drumset during my conservatory studies.