1983 - learning the basics from father 1984 - death of father, his Waldzither went as an heirloom to me, the youngest child since 1991 - self-employed as a master-goldsmith 2000 - revival of interest in the Waldzither for making music with the children - beginning of research for material, teachers, luthiers, information 2001 - contact with Prof. Dr. Andreas Michel, Leipzig, cittern specialist - invitation as a guest to the International Cittern Conference at Michaelstein 2002 - search for contemporaries of the 1930s, the time when my father had learned the instrument - lots of interviews about playing techniques and history 2003 - publication of ‘Waldzither Puzzle I – The Waldzither in Germany in the 1930s’ - initiative for the 1st German Waldzither Conference in Suhl, Thuringia, including planning and   organising the event in cooperation with the Arms Museum 2004 - debut as singer and songwriter, accompanied by Waldzither chords - investigations at Hamburg about the Waldzither of C.H. Boehm 2005 - personal invitation to a meeting at Dresden by Pedro Caldeira Cabral,   specialist and virtuose for the ‘Guitarra Portuguesa’ - planning and organising of the 2nd German Waldzither Conference - initiative for a Waldzither tutor in cooperation with the Thuringian music school - publication of ‘Waldzither Puzzle II – The Waldzither at Hamburg’ 2006/07/08  - guest student at the local music academy to study music theory and arrangement 2006 - 2nd performance as a singer and songwriter 2007 - journey to the opening of the 1st exhibition of Krienser Cittern, Switzerland,   gaining new contacts to instrument specialists - invitation to the „Encontros Internationais da Guitarra Portuguesa“,   the International Citternconference at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, doing lessons about   the historical connection between the Hamburger Waldzither and the Portuguese guitar. - participant of the public concert there, introducing a self-written Fado-song in English - planning and organising of the 3rd German Waldzither Conference in Suhl cittern-vita Martina Rosenberger more....