Ulrich Maier
Coach (German repertoire)

From Würzburg, the conductor and pianist Ulrich Cornelius Maier studied orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg before completing his formal studies with a Master’s in conduction at the Hochschule für Musik Saar. Subsequent engagements have taken him to the opera houses in Bielefeld, Dortmund and Saarbrücken. In 2018 he returned to Würzburg as Kapellmeister and Head of Music at the Mainfranken Theater. He has conducted a broad repertoire encompassing works such as Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, Strauß Die Fledermaus, Massenet Werther, Ravel L’enfant et les sortileges, Weber Der Freischütz, and Puccini La Bohéme.

In addition to his work as a coach and conductor, Ulrich Maier is much in demand as an arranger of operas for chamber forces. Recent commissions include his critically acclaimed reduction of Verdi’s Il Trovatore for seventeen players at the Saarländisches Staatstheater and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen. He is currently preparing an edition of Die Fledermaus which will be performed by the DNOA in summer 2021.