Ulrich Schultheiss
Komponist  |  composer


UUlrich Schultheiss has been working as a composer and arranger in contemporary and functional music since the 1980s. His musical language is often infused with elements of other genres, cultures or art forms. Most of his works were performed in Europe, in States of the former Soviet Union, in North and South America, the Middle and far East. There are numerous radio broadcasts and CD recordings in Germany and abroad. In addition to his artistic activities, he works as a professor at the University of Münster in Germany. His catalogue of works includes music for voice, solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra and compositions and arrangements for film, cabaret, theatre and performance.


“What a cool piece! It gripped me as soon as I heard it and I have even asked the composer to arrange it for sax/piano. It is fun, catchy and unpretentious - just as music in this genre should be.”

Gerard McChrystals review at SibeliusMusic.com



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In June Sinfonieorchester Münster directed by Stefan Veselka will perform Und doch suche ich weiter for violin and orchestra. The soloist is Mihai Ionescu.

witch hunt for saxophone and piano was  performed during the 2017 Senior Awards Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth's School in Barnet (UK).

Ulrich Schultheiss composed the music for a new film project by Peter Csaba: ‘Menschen begegnen’. The film was premiered at Cinema in Muenster (D).

Music is published by Polymnia Press. Scores and parts can be ordered at the webshop. There you will find even more informations and sample pages. Approval shipments are possible.
Contact polymniapress@gmx.de

Find more publishers on the site MUSIC.

.February 2017

The Audioplayer provides recordings and audio implementation to listen to. YouTube shows numerous music videos, including the award-winning composition witch hunt in various arrangements.

Akkordeonherbst100New CD of Ensemble Fire, Rain & Espresso. [Video] featuring zick zack a 3 for clarinet, accordion and bass


a short sample from ‘Les Métropolitains’ for wind orchestra


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concerts  |  productions  |  broadcasts


a short sample from ‘violin concerto’

Tangominuten for orchestra
April 22, 2018  |  Greven (D)
EinKlang-Philharmonie, Dir.: Joachim Harder
Soloist: Julius Schepansky (accordion)

Tangominuten for orchestra
April 15, 2018  |  Muenster (D)
EinKlang-Philharmonie, Dir.: Joachim Harder
Soloist: Julius Schepansky (accordion)

Faust-Paraphrasen for 2 pianos
April 11, 2018  |  broadcasted by BR2Radio
Thomas Hitzlberger, Georg Schütz, piano

witch hunt for saxophone and piano
Mar 25, 2018  |  Wehr (D)
performed by Christian Segmehl (sax) and Moritz Eggert (pf)

paso doble for viola and accordion
Feb 17, 2018  |  Ennigerloh (D)
performed by Esra Pehlivanli and Marko Kassl (Duo Mares)

witch hunt for saxophone and piano
Jan 27, 2018  |  Leutkirch (D)
performed by Clara Franziska Schrön (sax)
1st prize Jugend musiziert

Down East for string orchestra
Jan 26, 2018  |  broadcasted by BR2Radio (D)
performed by Nuremberg Symphonic Orchestra

zick zack for tenor recorder and accordion
Jan 21, 2018  |  Baelen sur Vesdre (B)
performed by members of enesmble “Kleine Freiheit 77”

Coconut run for violoncello and piano
Nov 12, 2017  |  Recklinghausen (D)
performed by Joël Wöpke and Jay Jung-Hoon Wang

Poème for string orchestra
Oct 18, 2017  |  BR2Radio (D)
performed by chamber orchestra Conrad von der Goltz

witch hunt for saxophone and piano
Sept 24, 2017  |  Leutkirch (D)
performed by Christian Segmehl and Ludwig Kibler

witch hunt for saxophone quartet
Sept 10, 2017  |  Herne Hill Music Festival, London (UK)
performed by Bromley Youth Music Trust Saxophone Quartet

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“All I can say is to expect more good works of art from Mr. Schultheiss.”

Nathan Lewis review Scorchmusic.com


“The funky, witty, teasing mood of the Schultheiss was pitched to  perfection by Ogden and McChrystal. Suffice it to say that I joined the  queue for PluckBlow's CD ... straight after the concert!”

in Musical Opinion Ltd., Cardiff by Rian Evans


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