After completing her studies at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg, where, among other things, she studied composition with Hans Ulrich Leyendecker, Ulrike Haage proceeded to teach Conducting and Improvisation there. Performing as keyboarder for the Rainbirds brought her to the attention of a larger public. As well as producing audio plays and music for theatre and films, she has worked as a solo pianist and script writer. Together with Sylvia de Hollanda, she founded the audio book publishing house Sans Soleil. Ulrike Haage has been the recipient of many awards - among them the German Jazz Prize 2003, the Special Music Award of the North German Film Prize 2010 and the German Documentary Film Music Prize 2014, as well as numerous award-winning audio plays. Her solo albums Sélavy, Weißes Land and in:finitum were followed in 2015 by her fourth album Maelstrom. All are musically located at the intersection where Jazz, Avantgarde and Classical music meet. Her radio productions have become a staple in Germany´s radio programme. Compositions such as the Children‘s Opera Reineke the Fox, the choral work The Moon Tapes or the piano edition Le Pianoscope show the wide scope of her works. Her numerous recent compositions show how much she has been inspired by confrontation with the work of artists in other disciplines. The medium of cinema has become a dominating factor in her work. The soundtracks for the documentaries Zwiebelfische, Goldrausch, Meret Oppenheim, Das verschwundene M and Landstück, as well as the pieces for Doris Dörrie‘s feature film Greetings from Fukushima reveal a subtle fusion of auditory and visual impressions.