Born: Frankfurt, Germany, June 2, 1970.
Education: Studied piano performance and conducting in Karlsruhe, Germany, and participated in international conducting course in Austria and France. Additional studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.
Married: Abigail Camp on June 28, 1997.
Son: Jake Brooklyn, born July 26, 2003.
Appointed: Assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September 2004. Just promoted to associate conductor.
Joins the WSO: As of September 2006 with a three-year contract.