1979 I heard Alexander Borodin’s symphonic poem ”In the Steppes of Central Asia” with the beautiful Russian theme played by the clarinet:

(click to listen)

then I decided to take up clarinet-playing.

After clarinet-studies with great teachers/musicians like Walter Boeykens at The Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in Antwerp I moved to Sweden. A list with my activities as a musician you can find here. 2006 I became without a steady job and after one year as a freelance I decided to try to develop my nonexistent skills as a musical-instrument-repairman.