Anthony Albrecht is a Novocastrian and cellist of the 1986 vintage whose unbridled passion for knowledge and pleasure has led him around the world and back. A passionate nature lover, qualified Railway Worker and German translator, he is now studying to become a renaissance man at Sydney University and will complete a Liberal Arts and Science degree with Honours in Environmental Studies in 2012.
His cello teachers have included Anthea Scott-Mitchell (Newcastle Conservatorium), Alexander Baillie (Bremen HfK), Stephan Schrader (Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie), Guido Larisch (Freiburger Barockorchester), Bruno Cocset (Les Basses Réunies), Jamie Hey (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra) and Daniel Yeadon, with whom he completed a JUMP Mentorship through the Australia Council of the Arts in 2011. Anthony is an Ironwood Ensemble Developing Artist and has performed with Sydney Camerata, Pacific Opera, The Sydney Consort and Salut! Baroque.
In 2011 he performed a solo recital as part of the Musica Viva Festival and toured Europe with the Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, after which he participated in the first Académie Européenne de Musique Ancienne in Vannes, France and enjoyed several days of private study with cellist extraordinaire Pieter Wispelwey in Holland. In 2012 he is core cellist of the contemporary music ensemble Chronology Arts, and in September will begin a Master of Music in Historical Performance on full scholarship at the Juilliard School, NYC.