Ulf Schneider studied with Jens Ellermann in Hanover, with Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School in New York, and with Thomas Zehetmair in Berlin. He received a stipend from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He won the first price in Berlin ‘Hochschulwettbewerb’ and was awarded the ‘Kunstpreis’ of Kassel.
Together with Martin Löhr, cello, and Eckart Heiligers, piano, he founded the internationally acclaimed Trio Jean Paul. The ensemble was awarded first prizes and several special prizes at the international chamber music competitions in Melbourne and Osaka as well as at the German Music Competition in Bonn.
For over 20 years, Ulf Schneider has been active as an internationally renowned violinist, playing at famous concert halls and festivals on all five continents.
His efforts as an ensemble musician connect him with the Trio Jean Paul, the Bartholdy Quintet, and his duo partners Stephan Imorde and Jan Philip Schulze. He is often part of theme programs, especially those joining music and literature.
Schneider’s artistic activities also include collaborations with contemporary composers. In 2015, he premiered Wolfgang Rihm’s Trio Concerto at Berliner Philharmonie and subsequently performed the work with the WDR-Sinfonieorchester, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
Since 2001, Ulf Schneider has been a professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Many of his students are prize-winners of national and international competitions, members of leading European orchestras, teachers at German music conservatories, and chamber musicians in renowned ensembles. Ulf Schneider is regularly invited to teach master classes and to serve as a juror in national and international competitions.
(Status 2018; Source: Ulf Schneider)