A native of Germany, Uli Speth completed his undergraduate studies with Harald Herzl at the Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria. He subsequently earned his Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music, where he was a student of Felix Galimir from whom he received both violin and string quartet training. Uli has participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, Glenn Dicterow and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others. Uli has played with New York City Opera since 1997 and has served as concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005.
Uli is first violinist of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet in residence at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York. This group has played concerts throughout the U.S., has commissioned and premiered new pieces for string quartet, and has performed live on Vermont Public Radio and KMFA of Texas. As a chamber musician, Mr. Speth has also enjoyed the opportunity of performing alongside members of the Hagen, Pro Arte, Cavaliere, and Ying quartets and Orpheus Orchestra. His performances have earned him praise by the critics of the Austin American Statesman, Salzburger Nachrichten and Broome County Arts Mirror.