Born in Bonn; the son of Joseph. His instrument is the violoncello, and his first instruction on it was from Hugo Daubert and W. E. Whitehouse. In 1890 he went to the Royal College of Music, where he studied under E. Howell and, later, with Patti. She recommended him for the Popular concerts, London, where he has since remained, both as soloist and player of chamber-music. He has obtained an enviable reputation among cellists.