Marc Albrecht

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Marc Albrecht (born 1964, Hanover, Germany) is a German conductor. He is the son of the conductor George Alexander Albrecht and Corinne Albrecht, formerly a ballet dancer who became a physiotherapist. Albrecht studied music with his father. Albrecht has served as an assistant to Claudio Abbado with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, and an assistant conductor to Gerd Albrecht (no relation) at the Hamburg State Opera.

From 1995 to 2001, Albrecht was music director of the Staatstheater Darmstadt. From 2001 to 2004, he was first guest conductor with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He became artistic adviser of the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra) in 2005, and music director in 2008. With the Strasbourg Philharmonic, he has conducted commercial recordings for the Pentatone label, including orchestral lieder of Alban Berg and piano concertos by Robert Schumann and Antonín Dvořák.[1] He concluded his Strasbourg tenure in 2011.

Albrecht made his first conducting appearance at the Dutch National Opera in September 2008 with Die Frau ohne Schatten. In March 2009, he was named chief conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dutch National Opera, effective with the 2011-2012 season. His initial contract was for four years.[2][3] In May 2016, the orchestra announced the extension of Albrecht's contract through the 2019-2020 season.[4] He has led commercial recordings with the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Netherlands Opera for the Pentatone label.[5][6]

Albrecht maintains a residence in Amsterdam. His wife is an opera singer, and the couple have a son.[7]

Selected discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Clements (2009-12-04). "Schumann: Piano Concerto; Dvorák: Piano Concerto: Helmchen/Strasbourg PO/Albrecht". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  2. ^ Merlijn Schooneboom (2009-03-26). "Albrecht nieuwe dirigent opera en NedPhO". de Volksrant. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Smith, "Marc Albrecht named chief conductor of Netherlands Phil and De Nederlandse Opera". Gramophone 31 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Marc Albrecht verlengt contract tot en met seizoen 2019-2020" (Press release). Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  5. ^ Andrew Clements (2013-05-22). "Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  6. ^ Andrew Clements (2013-12-11). "Schreker: Der Schatzgräber – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  7. ^ Rinskje Koelewijn (2013-12-01). "Marc Albrecht: "Ik moest mezelf waarmaken"". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 

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Preceded by
Hans Drewanz
Generalmusikdirektor, Staatstheater Darmstadt
1995-2001
Succeeded by
Stefan Blunier
Preceded by
Jan-Latham Koenig
Music Director, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Marko Letonja
Preceded by
Yakov Kreizberg
Chief Conductor, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
2011-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Yakov Kreizberg
Chief Conductor, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
2011-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Ingo Metzmacher
Chief Conductor, Dutch National Opera
2011-present
Succeeded by
incumbent