Anthony Albrecht is a Novocastrian* cellist and recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, completing a Master of Music in Historical Performance with Scholastic Distinction while studying with Phoebe Carrai. During his degree Anthony performed under William Christie, Richard Egarr and Nick McGegan and alongside Jordi Savall and Monica Huggett in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Beginning cello at the age of 7, his cello teachers and mentors have since included Anthea Scott-Mitchell (Newcastle Conservatorium), Alexander Baillie (HfK Bremen), Stephan Schrader (Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie), Guido Larisch (Freiburger Barockorchester), Bruno Cocset (Les Basses Réunies), Jamie Hey (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra) and Daniel Yeadon (Australian Chamber Orchestra), with whom he completed a JUMP Mentorship through the Australia Council of the Arts in 2011. He has also enjoyed private study with Pieter Wispelwey in Holland.
In New York, Anthony is a founding member of New Vintage Baroque. Back home in Australia, Anthony has performed with Ironwood, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Sydney Camerata, Pacific Opera, The Sydney Consort, Salut! Baroque, Pinchgut Opera, the Orchestra of the Antipodes and the contemporary music ensemble Chronology Arts. As a chamber musician Anthony has collaborated with Charles Neidich, Marc Destrubé, Kathryn Selby and Neal Peres Da Costa, among others. He was an Ian Potter Cultural Trust recipient and MCA Freedman Fellowship nominee in 2013 and 2014, and a Kruger Scholarship finalist in 2016. He is founder and Artistic Director of the Lapwing Music Festival held at Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex.
Anthony is a passionate nature lover, bike rider, a qualified Railway Worker and German translator, and in 2012 completed a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences with Honours in Geography at Sydney University. He has recently joined the PhD program of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Guildhall Scholar.
* Novocastrian: one hailing from Newcastle, Australia