With a passion for making classical music accessible and relevant in the 21st century, cellist Anthony Albrecht began producing concerts shortly after graduating from The Juilliard School in 2014. With an international performance career, he has developed a reputation as an impresario of world-class events characterised by generosity, outreach and connection to issues of social justice, conservation and sustainability.
A musician known for his “dramatic flair” and “fluent and virtuosic” performances (Seen and Heard International, Sydney Morning Herald), he has performed with the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Pinchgut Opera, Van Diemen's Band, Il Pomo d'Oro, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and New Vintage Baroque (NYC).
Committed to musical outreach, he has undertaken a self-managed solo tour of over 80 concerts in regional Australia called ‘Bach to the Bush’. Other recent solo engagements include an appearance in the woods of East Sussex as a guest of Sam Lee’s ‘Singing with Nightingales’ project, a recital at the Handel and Hendrix House in London, a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D at the Newcastle Music Festival and as concerto soloist with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra. He is founder and director of the Lapwing Music Festival in the UK and co-director, with violinist Simone Slattery, of the Bowerbird Collective, devoted to forging stronger connections to the natural world. Their production Where Song Began, a multimedia performance piece telling the story of the evolution of song, was described as "spectacular" by Limelight Magazine and received a 2020 Ruby Award from Arts South Australia. In 2022, they helped threatened birds soar to No.2 in the ARIA charts ahead of Adele and Taylor Swift.
"Fluent and virtuosic" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Fresh and vitalising... reverent showmanship" - CutCommon
"Impeccable playing" - BroadwayWorld
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