The pianist Christoph Ullrich is always looking for a lively and unconventional engagement with the audience. This leads to interesting and contrasting solo and chamber music programs, but also to the development of new program forms. This is represented by the thematically very dense musical-literary programs with the Ensemble BonaNox, the musical theater-related concepts for children's concerts as part of laterna musica and his concert idea “Alchemy of Sound”.
Born in Göttingen, Ullrich studied with Leonard Hokanson, Claude Frank and Rudolf Buchbinder. He has lived in Frankfurt am Main since he was 8 years old.
Ullrich's multifaceted repertoire includes more than 400 works from all eras and styles since Bach.
Concert tours as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist have taken him to many European countries, to South and North America, Asia and to international festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, the Ansbach Bach Week, the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Schubertiade Feldkirch, the Heidelberg Spring, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, the Schwetzinger Mozart Festival, the Cambridge Music Festival, the Lower Saxony Music Days, the Brandenburg Summer Concerts and the North Hesse Music Summer. He performed with important orchestras.
In addition to concert recordings for radio and television, Ullrich appeared as a pianist in several TV productions.
His CD recordings include piano works by Bach, Mozart and Schubert, musical-literary programs - The Four Elements ("Water", "Fire", "Air", "Earth"), "Night", "Janus Head" and "Traumfieber" – the complete works for cello and piano by Friedrich Kiel with the cellist Hans Zentgraf and the Winter Journey by Franz Schubert with the baritone Matthias Horn.
Since 2011, Ullrich has been recording all of Domenico Scarlatti's 555 sonatas on CD together with the Tacet label. For the first time, the series will be heard in groups of 30 sonatas in the order intended by Scarlatti. 228 sonatas have been recorded by April 2018.