Born at Cologne, but spent most of his life in Berlin. He studied under Franz Kroll and Wüerst. During the year 1878 and 1879 he edited the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung and was also one of the editors of the Musikwelt. He was active as a concertagent and was concert-manager of the Philharmonic concerts at Berlin and of the new subscription concerts at Hamburg. He published some songs and piano-pieces.