Diploma, Polytechnic School Librarianship, Hamburg, Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hamburg, 1983. Professor, Music Academy Lübeck, 1992.
Chief library, Public Music Library. of Hamburg, 1968-1983; music academic lecturer, Music Academy of Lübeck, since 1984.
Member Free Academy Arts, Hamburg, 1973. Member Brahms Society Hamburg, Mahler Society Hamburg.
Married Dietlind Petzold, April 24, 1941 (divorced 1979).