Ursula Mamlok (Berlin, February 1, 1923 – Berlin, May 4, 2016) was forced to flee from Nazi Germany to Ecuador in 1939 because of her Jewish heritage. In 1940, she won a scholarship to study in New York. There, she rose to become one of the United States’ most renowned women composers and she taught composition at the Manhattan School of Music.
In 2006, following the death of her husband Dwight Mamlok, she decided to relocate to her native city of Berlin. Enlivening her career there, she achieved great success with her music celebrated all across Europe.