Ulrike Northoff is an internationally active organist who trained at the School for Church Music in Esslingen near Stuttgart. After receiving her diploma in church music, she continued her musical education by specialising in organ studies at Heidelberg School for Church Music. During this, she actively participated in numerous master-classes held by prominent organists Professor Bossert, Professor Radulescu and Professor Ruebsam. Following this, she went on to begin her career as an organist by performing on both historical and modern organs in major churches throughout Europe.
Ulrike Northoff has given solo recitals in Marien Cathedral in Riga as well as Meissen Cathedral, one of the most important historical monuments in Germany. She has also given recitals in famous churches in Basel, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg as well as in important concert venues in Germany such as the Solitude Palace outside Stuttgart, the Stiftskirche in Tubingen and several times at Hoechster Oreglsommer Festival in Frankfurt. She is a regular guest at a number of celebrated international organ festivals throughout Europe in such countries as Poland, the Czech Replug and Lithuania.
Outside of her career as a performing artist, Urike Northoff appears regularly in 'Organ Plus' programmes with musicians from the Hesse Radio Orchestra as well as other soloists from Germany and further afield.
She spent several years as the full-time cantor and music director in Bad Homberg before subsequently becoming the artistic director of the concert series 'Music im Schloss' ('Music in the Castle') in 2001. As part of this series, in 2006 she started the International Bad Homburg Fesstival 'Orgelsommer im Schloss' ('Summer with the Organ in the Castle').