Trained as a classical violinist, Tonio received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Music Conservatory of Mannheim. In 2013 he turned his musical skills to composition and won second prize at the Crossover Composition Award with his piece for two violins, Orient Express
. Tonio then moved to Arnhem, Netherlands, where he is currently graduating with his second Bachelor’s degree at the jazz & pop conservatory ArtEZ.
A successful collaboration with the rising band Moglebaum
led in 2015 to the release of the EP Ozean
on the French label Cosmonostro.
After working as a beatboxer on the Expo 2015 in Milan for two months Tonio performed the self-composed multi-disciplinary dance show Make it Work together with dancer Paula Niehoff – their interdisciplinary collaboration goes under the name MIX.
With his sister and singer Xenja
he's composing as well as creating music videos to their originals.
In May 2017 Tonio toured as a soloist with the jazz and pop choir Voice Event in Germany and the Netherlands.