Schulz was born in Posen, then in Germany, where he initially received his music education before attending the Royal Academic High School of Music in Berlin. He was a principal cellist in Berlin as well as in the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig from 1886 to 1889.
After moving to the United States in 1889, Schulz became professor of the New England Conservatory until 1898. He soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was first cellist for the New York Philharmonic Society from 1890 to 1906, and president of the New York Tonkünstler. In the 1920s, with other musicians, he founded the Old Masters Trio.
He was a professor at Yale University for a time.
- Cello Album, Vol. 1
- Cello Album, Vol. 2
- Cello Classics, Vol. 1
- Cello Classics, Vol. 2
- Cello Compositions, Vol. 1
- Cello Compositions, Vol. 2
On April 12, 1885, he married Ida Bartsch in Berlin.
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