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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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.
More informations coming soon.

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

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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.

.February 2017

a short sample from ‘colours of past’


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concerts  |  productions  |  broadcasts


a short sample from ‘violin concerto’

zick zack for clarinet, accordion and bass
May 22, 2017  |  Kunsthaus Essen (D)
performed by ‘Fire, Rain & Espresso’
Robert Beck, Marko Kassl and Nils Imhorst

Down East for string orchestra
April 26, 2017  |  broadcasted by BR2Radio (D)
performed by Nuremberg Symphonic Orchestra

Duell(tt) for marimba and piano
April, 25, 2017  |  Namedy Castle (D)
performed by Michael Zeller and Ingrid Wendel

Duell(tt) for marimba and piano
April, 20, 2017  |  Balmoral Castle (D)
performed by Michael Zeller and Ingrid Wendel

witch hunt for saxophone octet
Feb 18, 2017 |  Köngen (D)
performed by Kaleido- and Ardey saxophone quartet

deux par deux for violoncello and piano
Feb 10, 2017  |  New York City (USA)
performed by Matan Marder Friedgood (12), student at Kaufmann Music Center, New York

Riverside Rag for 2 french horns and tuba
Feb 05, 2017  |  Neu-Ulm (D)
performed by Florian Frank (tuba), Larissa Frank and Tabea Korisansky (french horns).

upside down for sax, trombone, piano and bass
Jan 29, 2017  |  Theater Regensburg (D) (premiere)
performed by Franziska Forster (sax), Helmut Schätz (trb),
Satomi Nishi (pf) and Frank Wittich (bass)

Tango Rag & Riverside Rag for 3 french horns
Jan 21, 2017  |  Altes Schloss, Sangerhausen (D)
performed by Gustav Borggrefe, Lenhard Zaprasis and  Anton Guhlmann

Spuren for ensemble
Jan 19, 2017  |  Klangbrücke Aachen (D) (premiere)
Jan 20, 2017  |  Alte Feuerwache Köln (D)
Jan 21, 2017  |  Zionskirche Bielefeld (D)
Jan 22, 2017  |  Musikhochschule Münster (D)
Jan 23, 2017  |  Weststadthalle Essen (D)
performed by Olaf Futyma (fl), Regina Pastuszyk (bcl), Martin Schminke (vl), Lydia Haurenherm (vla), Eva van Ooij (vc)

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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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