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Ulrich Eisenlohr (Piano)

Born: Germany

The German pianist, Ulrich Eisenlohr, studied piano with Rolf Hartmann at the conservatory of music in Heidelberg/Mannheim and Lieder under Konrad Richter at Stuttgart.

Specialising in the areas of song accompaniment and chamber music, Ulrich Eisenlohr began an extensive concert career with numerous instrumental and vocal partners in Europe, America and Japan, with appearances at the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Berlin Festival Weeks, the Kulturzentrum Gasteig in Munich, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh Festival, the Frankfurt Festival, the International Beethoven Festival Bonn and the Ludwigsburg Festival, among many others. His Lieder partners include Christian Elsner, Matthias Goerne, Dietrich Henschel, Wolfgang Holzmair, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Christoph Prégardien, Detlef Roth, Sibylla Rubens, Roman Trekel, Rainer Trost, Iris Vermillion, Michael Volle, Ruth Ziesak and others.

Ulrich Eisenlohr has also appeared in numerous broadcast productions, live concert recordings and television tapings as well as LP and CD recordings for leading record companies (Sony Classical, Harmonia Mundi/BMG, cpo, Naxos etc.), of which several have been awarded major prizes, such as the "Vierteljahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" (German Record Critics’ Quarterly Award), a Grand Prix International from the Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris and the Classical Internet Award. An important focus of his artistic work is the conception and execution of a new recording of the complete Schubert Lieder, for which he is artistic director and accompanying pianist and which is planned to be completed by 2009.

Ulrich Eisenlohr has been a lecturer at the conservatories of music in Frankfurt and Karlsruhe and since 1982 has directed a Lieder class at the Mannheim Musikhochschule. He has conducted master-classes in Lied and chamber music in Europe and Japan, with singers such as Ruth Ziesak, Jard van Nes and Rudolf Piernay. He has given master-classes with Rudolph Piernay, Jard van Nes and Ruth Ziesak among others, and assisted at master-courses with Hans Hotter, Christa Ludwig, Elsa Cavelti, Daniel Ferro (Juillard School, New York) and Geoffrey Parsons. Ulrich Eisenlohr is the artistic leader of Naxos Deutsche Schubert Lied Edition.

Source: Naxos Website; MUHO Mannheim (July 2004)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2009)

Ulrich Eisenlohr: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Ulrich Eisenlohr Biography (Naxos)

Ulrich Eisnloht (MUHO Mannheim) [German/English]

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