The Swiss baritone, Ulrich Acolas, discovered his love for singing during his studies of music and cultural pedagogy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. He finished them with the mention "very good " (1988-1994). He studied with voice teachers such as Professor Jörg Straube in Hannover and Wuerzbourg (Germany), Francis Jeser at the Conservatoire National de Mulhouse in France (1998-2003) and continued his vocal work with Christian Immler (Fribourg, Switzerland).
Ulrich Acolas was and is member of various choirs and professional ensembles, including: Norddeutscher Figuralchor (Director: Jörg Straube, Hannover), Chœur de Chambre de Strasbourg (Director: Catherine Bolzinger, Strasbourg), Ensemble Corund (Director: Stephen Smith, Lucerne), Basler Madrigalisten (Director: Fritz Näf, Basel), Basler Vokalsolisten (Director: Sebastian Goll), Schweizer Kammerchor (Director: Fritz Näf, Zürich), Zürcher Sing-Akademie (Director: Tim Brown, Zürich), Académie vocale de Suisse romande (Directors: Dominique Tille & Renaud Bouvier, Lausanne).
These collaborations, particularly for several years with the Schweizer Kammerchor, have allowed Ulrich Acolas to sing with orchestras and internationally renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle (Wiener Symphoniker & Berliner Symphoniker), Valery Gergiev (Marinskii Orchestra), Claudio Abbado (Lucerne Festival Orchestra), Mariss Jansons, Ivor Bolton, Tõnu Kaljuste, Eric Ericson, Ton Koopman, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Armin Jordan, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (all with the Orchestre de la Tonhalle de Zurich), Charles Dutoit (NHK Tokyo, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), Simon Halsey (Rundfunkchor Berlin), Marek Janowski (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), Sir Colin Davis (London Philharmonic Orchestra).
In addition to these rich activities, Ulrich Acolas also performed as a soloist in Switzerland and abroad. His repertoire includes, among others, Requiem of Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Brahms and W.A. Mozart, The Creation by Joseph Haydn or works that rarely appear on calendars as Noye's Fludd by Benjamin Britten and Abu Hassan by Carl Maria von Weber.