Ulf Breuer, born in 1992 in Munich, received his first percussion lesson at the age of 7. Next to numerous first prices in the National Youth Competition of Germany "Jugend musiziert", from 2001 onwards in solo and ensemble class, where he was awarded several prices and scholarships, his early-life successes are a TV appearance with "STOMP" in 2002 and being awarded the "Dieter-Ullrich-Musikförderpreis" as the youngest ever recipient.
Following 2 years of studies with Wolfram Winkel, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Prof. Dr. H.C. Peter Sadlo in his Bachelor degrees between 2010-2014 where he was awarded the best final grade of 1,0. He is currently finishing his master degree with Prof. Raymond Curfs.
In his first year of studying, he was student apprentice of the Münchner Symphoniker as well as the Nürnberger Symphoniker, where he was later employed as a substitute. From summer 2012 onwards he has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), followed by engagements as regular substitute at Bayerische Staatsoper, Münchner Philharmoniker and many other professional orchestras. Since 2015 he has had the honor of being invited to play with the renowned Budapest Festival Orchestra. At 21 years old, before finishing his bachelor degree he played a successful audition for what has become a three-year contract for Solo-Timpani in the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
During his young career he was playing under the batons of famous conductors such as Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, Ivan Fischer, Herbert Blomstedt, Vasily Petrenko, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink and Kiril Petrenko. His artistic work contains – next to the classical percussion repertoire – film music - and CD recordings, radio broadcast recordings, participations in operas and world premieres. Next to his orchestral playing, he has developed a major interest in chamber music, arranging music for percussion instruments and most of all conducting.
Beside his musical life, Ulf has interests in many different areas. He's an ambitious photographer, curious about ancient and medieval history as well as open to different forms of sports and their inner connection to music-making.