The Bach Circle: Keyboard Culture in the Eighteenth Century October 23-26, 2014

Ulrike Heider

Ulrike Heider was born in Erlangen, Germany and moved to the Netherlands for her professional music studies. She has earned degrees from several conservatories, in church music and organ (with Bert Matter and Hans van Nieuwkoop in Arnhem), in choral and orchestral conducting and in Early Music ensemble singing. She is active as a conductor, church musician and organist and has given recitals in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden.

She currently serves as the organist of the Haga Church in Göteborg, conducts two chamber choirs in Göteborg and is the founder and artistic leader of the vocal ensemble Schola Gothia. She has taught and performed at various festivals and academies in Europe and has recorded on the Proprius, Loft and Intim labels, and has received several awards for her work as a choir director.