Born 1956 in Lugano (Switzerland), studied clarinet at the Basel music academy and bass clarinet at the Amsterdam Conservatory (prof. Ed Spanjaard). His performance in numerous concerts as chamber musician and soloist brought him to the most important festivals across Europe (Festival d'Automne Paris, Salzburger Festspiele, Brucknesrfestival, IMF luzern, Huddersfield festival, Szombathely, Witten, Wien Modern, etc.). Apart from the interpretation of classical, romantic and contemporary repertoires, he also works with jazz and improvisation. He premiered numerous works composed especially for him. E.M. has been living in Vienna since 1994 and is a member of Klangforum Wien. E.M. is working as a Professor on the Kunsthochschule in Bern.