Adalbert Grote studied music pedagogy and musicology at Musical Academy and University of Cologne, at Freie Universität and Technische Universität, Berlin, with Carl Dahlhaus and Rudolph Stephan. His doctoral dissertation, Studies about Personality and Oeuvre of the Viennese Composer and Teacher Robert Fuchs, was published in 1994. Since 1990 he taught at Friedrich Spee College, Düsseldorf. He lectured at the George Enescu International Festival in 2009/2011/2013, at International Week of New Music Bucharest in 2017, and Țintea Festival in 2012. Since 2009 he is a member and at last co-editor of the book series of Archiv für osteuropäische Musik at University of Oldenburg with Violeta Dinescu as main editor. He published in several international journals, including Proceedings of the “George Enescu” International Musicology Symposium and the book series of Archiv für osteuropäische Musik. Since 2005 he lectured on many international conferences (for example Washington D.C., Sydney, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Helsinki). On invitation he took part in the conference Musicology and Its History at Juilliard-School/New York in 2008. Since 2005 he is a member of CMS (College Music Society of America), belonging to its Comitee for International Initiatives. In 2023 he is invited to Tallinn/Estland, lecturing about Arvo Pärt.
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