After studying school music, German literature and philosophy, he took private conducting lessons with Rolf Reuter in Berlin. In 1985 he won the International Brahms Competition Hamburg in the subject of song accompaniment.
From 1985 to 1999 he was the conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Hanover and from 1988 to 1991 chief conductor of the Lower Saxony Chamber Opera. From 1987 to 1992 he was assistant to the GMD and deputy. Choir director and concert dramaturge at the Lower Saxony State Opera in Hanover and directed the Hanoverian Oratorio Choir from 1989 to 1998.
He works regularly with renowned ensembles for new music and has conducted several opera premieres.
In 1992 he received a professorship for music theory at the HMTMH, in 2002 a professorship for opera / conducting and has been director of the Institute for the Early Promotion of the Musically Gifted (IFF) at the HMTMH since 2013.
His daughter is the pianist Elisabeth Brauss .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German pianist, conductor, music theorist and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mannheim|