Niels Ullner (cello) trained privately with Professor Asger Lund Christiansen, and studied further abroad with among others Pierre Fournier, William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich. He was a member of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1977-1985. Since that same year, he has functioned as first solo cellist in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this Niels Ullner has been widely active as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. Since his appointment in 2010 as a lecturer at the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense he has succeeded in building up a cello class of a high standard. In 2010 Niels Ullner was appointed as a professor at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, in Odense, with responsibility for cello classes as well as the structuring of the orchestra course. Niels Ullner is also much sought-after in conenction with master classes and adjudication work in Denmark and abroad.