The German cellist Ulrich Horn studied with Peter Vogler at the Hanns Eisler Music School in Berlin, and with Ludwig Quandt and Georg Faust as a member of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. He has won several awards including first prize in the Competition for Young Talent in Rostock and the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras in Asia and Europe, including the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic and the Leipzig Radio Symphony for a live television transmission. He has also performed in festivals in Korea as well as Germany, including Schleswig-Holstein and the Rheingau Music Festival and in concert halls including the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Art Centre Concert Hall in Seoul, Korea. He has appeared as a soloist in Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote under Zubin Mehta and has performed as principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Bavarian State Opera Munich. He has played with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado, and since 2001 has been a member of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. He plays a cello by Giovanni Gagliano, Naples 1800.