Ulrich Kreppein, born in 1979, studied in Düsseldorf and New York with Manfred Trojahn,Tristan Murail, Julian Anderson and Helmut Lachenmann, among others, and received his doctorate in Cambridge. From 2014-2022 he taught composition at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. Since October 2022, he has been professor of composition and music theory at the HfMDK in Frankfurt a.M.
Kreppein's compositions have been awarded numerous prizes, including the Audience and Jury Prize at the Heidelberger Frühling 2011 and the Composer Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. For 2018/19, he received a federal scholarship to the Cité des Arts in Paris.
His works have been performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, New York, ECLAT Festival Stuttgart, Heidelberger Frühling, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Centre Pompidou Paris, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, and others, and include orchestral works, operas, and chamber music.