Ulrich Kallmeyer (composer, pianist, theorist, pedagogue), born 1963 in Monheim/Rhineland,
Germany, studied music education and piano in Hanover, followed by music theory in Cologne until
1991 as well as composition in „Neues Musiktheater“ with Mauricio Kagel until 1993. After finishing
his studies he taught at the music conservatories in Cologne and Hanover. Since 1999 he teaches
piano and leads the music theory / ear training section at the Städtische Musikschule Braunschweig.
In the methodical, didactic planning of the instrumental and ear training, as well as the music theory
lessons, it was especially the relative solmization, with its possibilities for holistic, all-encompassing
music practice, which provided the greatest stimulation and influence on the lessons, all of which
finally lead him to the publication of the educational books COSÌ SI FA SOL MI
A large number of his compositions are devoted to the various styles of musical theatre. Besides DIE LYKISCHEN BAUERN with one actor, a string trio, percussion and play back (Cologne 1991) and the Kammerspiel, DR. FREUDS HORNWUNDER with 3 actors, baritone and 19 instruments (Cologne 1992/93), special mention goes here to the chamber opera PREUSSISCH DOPPELBILD (Hanover 1996) and the short opera DER KALTE ADAM (Berlin, 1997) which was awarded the “Neuköllner Opernpreis”. Numerous of his works were imprinted by various publishers. For the amateur (in the sense of C.P.E. Bachs “Kenner und Liebhaber”) of catchy and substantial piano music the author would like to recommend THE COOL CAT PIANO GOODIES (https://www.breitkopf.com/work/9269) containing a collection of 34 pieces in various popular styles.
Read more about Ulrich Kallmeyers works at https://www.ulrich-kallmeyer.de/