Fritz Volbach was a German conductor, composer and musicologist. Fritz Volbach was born in 1861 in Wipperfuerth. When he was a student at the Cologne Conservatory with Ferdinand Hiller. He studied philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg and Bonn. In 1886 he became a student of the Royal Institute of Sacred Music, before continuing his studies with Eduard Grell at the Academy in the composition department; he was probably his last student.