During my childhood and youth in Rome I was deeply inspired by the imagery of my father, the painter and sculptor Hans Thorner. My works, since 2010 mainly digital, I understand as a continuation of this imagery.

Apart from that, I am a lecturer for classical singing at the ZHdK Zurich, at the Music Conservatory Winterthur and at the Kalaidos Music University. I have a close collaboration with my wonderful wife Prof. Jane Thorner. For decades we have been a team in singing lessons and international workshops.