1951 Born in Hollabrunn, Lower Austria
1969 Diploma from the „Realgymnasium” Laa/Thaya
1969-1976 Russian language studies at the Vienna University Institute for Interpreters, Subject: international law
1973 Studied at the MGPIIJa (Moskovskij pedagogièeskij institut inostrannych jazykov imeni Morisa Thoreza; today known as: Linguistics University), Moscow
1976 Graduated with a Master’s in Philosophy
1975-1976 Studied law at the University in Vienna
1976-1980 Studied law at the University in Salzburg
1979-2011 Russian teacher at the Institute for Slavic studies (later known as the Slavic Department) at the University Salzburg
9/1983 und 2/1984 Grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences to study at the MGPIIJa (today known as: Linguistics University), Moscow. Emphasis RKI (Russian as a foreign language; didactics)
2/1991 A stay in Moscow; consultations in the Writers' Guild of USSR, Gorkij-Institute. Theme: "Problems of the Relation between Linguistic Culture and Translation Theory and Practice“

 

Professional Activities

Since 1976 Translation and interpretation work
Since 1980  A sworn and certified Russian translator
1979-1994    Russian lecturer at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University Salzburg
1995-2011 Contracted teacher at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University Salzburg
Since 2008 Lecturer for Russian phonetic at the University Mozarteum Salzburg

 

Other Activities

Interest in voice and singing since 1979 (private vocal training)

and a founding member of the Salzburg Bach choir under the direction of Howard Arman

Currently member of the Franciscan Choir in Salzburg