The German mezzo-soprano, Anneka Ulmer, began her musical career in the children's choir of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where she soon took solo tasks. She then studied in Dresden, in Hannover with Carol Richardson-Smith and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, supplemented by master-classes with Ingeborg Danz, Shirley Verret, Sarah Walker, Brigitte Fassbaender, Laura Sarti, Rudolf Piernay, Cornelius Hauptmann and Christoph Prégardien. Important impulses she won also through co-operation with Helene Schneiderman. Anneka Ulmer is a laureate of the International Lotte Lenya Singing Competition 2000, is supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" and was encouraged with scholarships from the Richard Wagner Association Hannover, the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart and the International Bach Academy awards.
Several engagements have taken Anneka Ulmer to the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Surrey Opera, the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen and the Theatre National du Luxembourg. She was heard in roles as Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Fidalma (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Mother (The Consul), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Angelina (La Cenerentola) and Annina (La Traviata).
Anneka Ulmer's concert activity at home and abroad include concerts at the Braunschweig Classix Festival, the Göttinger Händelgesellschaft, in the concert series "Soirée Solitude" in Stuttgart, Brühler Schlosskonzerten, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, with the Southhampton Choral Society, the Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester, with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Berliner Symphoniker at the Berliner Philharmonie.
For the film Five o'clock Shadow by Malcolm Lamont, who celebrated successes at the Film Festival in Cannes 2005, Anneka Ulmer sang the music and opened the Forum Europe 2006 in the Foreign Office in Berlin with the European anthem.