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Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 25, the Canadian performs over a hundred yearly concerts worldwide, and has worked closely with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, and Claudio Abbado (†).

Following his acclaimed Night Music recitals, 2019 sees Lisiecki present both a new solo recital programme and a Beethoven Lieder cycle with Matthias Goerne. Return invitations include Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for performances at Carnegie Hall and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Lisiecki has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra.

Having signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon at fifteen, Lisiecki’s sixth album for the label sees him leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from the piano for all five Beethoven concertos. The September 2019 release, recorded live from Konzerthaus Berlin, is the first within the label’s celebration of the Beethoven Year 2020. In March 2020, Deutsche Grammophon released Beethoven Lieder with baritone Matthias Goerne. Earlier recordings have been awarded with the JUNO Award and ECHO Klassik.

At eighteen, Lisiecki became both the youngest ever recipient of Gramophone’s Young Artist Award and received the Leonard Bernstein Award. He was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada in 2012.

Yeol Eum Son

Praised for her widely concerti repertoire, ranging from Bach, all-Mozart, early German and Russian Romantic to Gershwin and Ligeti, Yeol Eum Son has collaborated with major ensembles worldwide such as Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Bergen Philharmonic, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France among many others. She performs with conductors such as Dmitri Kitayenko, Valery Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, Andrew Manze and Omer Meir Wellber.

A distinguished Mozart interpreter, in the recent concert seasons, Yeol Eum made major UK debuts with the CBSO in Birmingham (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21) and at London’s Cadogan Hall with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Mozart’s Piano Concerti No’s 8 & 21). Most recently Yeol Eum made her BBC Prom debut with the BBC Philharmonic (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15). Further significant UK debuts in the 18/19 season included appearances at King’s Place with Aurora Orchestra (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21) and Wigmore Hall debut for a chamber collaboration with the cellist Natalie Klein.

Significant concerti debuts across the 19/20 season and beyond include collaborations with Budapest Festival Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw debut with The Hague Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne; Philharmonie de Paris debut with Orchestre National d’Île-de-France. Following previous successful concerti collaborations, Yeol Eum will also return to Deutsche Radio Philharmonie.

A sensitive, emotional and powerful recitalist, Yeol Eum gives frequent solo and chamber performances across the globe. In the 19/20 season and beyond Yeol Eum makes recital debuts in Luzerne’s KKLSaal, Bern’s Paul Klee Centre, Porto’s Casa da Música, Belgrade’s Kolarac Concert Hall and at the Tallin Piano Festival.

An avid chamber musician, in 2018 Yeol Eum was appointed Artistic Director of Music in PyeongChang, the biggest music festival in her native Korea. Yeol Eum is responsible for programming both summer and winter festivals at the Olympic site in PyeongChang. Further chamber highlights in 2020 include appearances at Philharmonie Cologne for collaborations with the principle players from WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and Quatuor Modigliani.

Yeol Eum’s new releases include two DECCA albums: recital CD Modern Times- featuring solo piano music written between 1910-1920 by Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel, and Schumann and Brahms CD with violinist Clara-Jumi Kang. Previous albums include debut CD of complete Chopin Etudes (2004); Chopin Nocturnes for Piano and Strings (2008); prize-winning Cliburn Competition live performance (2009) and a multi-channel SACD O’ New World Music (2012).

Yeol Eum is Honorary Ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju. A double Second Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 2011 and at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Yeol Eum Son was a student of Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, where she now lives. She holds a degree from the Korean National University of Arts.

Gary Beecher

Irish pianist Gary Beecher enjoys a varied musical life performing as a vocal accompanist, chamber

musician and solo pianist. He has been awarded a Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied with Julius Drake and Charles Owen. Gary is currently a Junior Fellow and a staff accompanist at GSMD.

Gary completed his Bachelor of Music degree with the ‘Best Overall Student Award’ at the CIT Cork School of Music and studied with Jan Cáp and Dr. Gabriela Mayer. Gary also studied with Dr. John O’Conor in Dublin and Jacques Rouvier at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Gary is a passionate song pianist and was a winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with Ema Nikolovska, the Guildhall Piano Accompaniment Prize, Graham Johnson’s Song Guild Paul Hamburger Prize, Prince Consort Side-by-Side Recital at Wigmore Hall and the Guildhall Franz Schubert Lieder Prize.

As a solo pianist, Gary was winner of the ‘Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year’ and has performed as a concerto soloist on numerous occasions with both the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductors such as José Serebrier, John Wilson and Benjamin Pope.

Gary’s performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM, and he is a Samling Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist and an Oxford Lieder Young Artist.

Lucas and Arthur Jussen

‘It is like driving a pair of BMWs’, remarked conductor Michael Schønwandt, after directing the Dutch brothers Lucas (25) and Arthur Jussen (21). Despite their young age, they have been part of the international concert world for years and are praised by both the press and audiences.

In addition to all major Dutch orchestras with which Lucas and Arthur have performed, they also received invitations from orchestras such as Mariinsky Orchestra, Dallas, Sydney and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, Camerata Salzburg and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. They collaborate with conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Jaap van Zweden.

The 2018/19 season begins with their debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and is followed by the brothers’ presentation at the traditional Prinsengracht Concert, which is the climax of classical music in the Netherlands every summer, and takes place on the canals of Amsterdam. Further highlights of the season include performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester and the Münchener Kammerorchester. They continue to champion Dobrinka Tabakova’s new double concerto, which they premiered in Amsterdam last season, and look forward to its regional premieres in France with the Orchestre de Picardie and in the UK with the BBC Concert Orchestra. In recital the duo perform in Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Moscow’s Zaryadye Hall, Palau de la Música in Barcelona and in the Konzerthaus in Vienna and Dortmund. As ‘Junge Wilde’ of the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Jussen brothers will perform a variety of programmes at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in the next three seasons. They will embark on an Asian tour in June 2019, appearing in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Kaohsiung and Macao.

Lucas and Arthur received their first piano lessons in their native town of Hilversum. It became clear quickly that they were great talents. As children, they were already invited to perform for the Dutch queen Beatrix. First awards at competitions followed shortly. In 2005, the brothers studied in Portugal and Brazil for nearly a year at the invitation of Portuguese master pianist Maria João Pires. In the following years they took lessons from both Pires and two renowned Dutch teachers. Lucas completed his studies with Menahem Pressler in the US and Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid. Arthur graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory where he studied with Jan Wijn.

Recording exclusively with Deutsche Grammophon since 2010, their debut CD with works by Beethoven received platinum status and was awarded the Edison Klassiek audience award. A Schubert recording and their third CD Jeux, dedicated to French piano music, were subsequently released. In October 2015, they released their recording of Mozart’s piano concertos KV365 and KV242 together with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. The album reached gold status and was listed by Gramophone UK amongst ‘The 50 Greatest Mozart Recordings’. Their most recent recording featuring works by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns was released in March 2017 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Stéphane Denève). Their recording of the Poulenc Double Concerto was chosen as the best recording of this piece ever made by the French radio programme “La tribune des critiques de disques”.

Bertrand Chamayou

Bertrand Chamayou has mastered an extensive repertoire displaying striking assurance, imagination, artistic approach and remarkable consistency in his performances. He is a regular performer in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Lincoln Center, the Herkulessaal Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Beethovenfest Bonn.

In the 2018/19 season he debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and François-Xavier Roth, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck, and Budapest Festival Orchestra under Robin Ticciati. Further highlights include his return to Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s season opening concert as well as a project with the Orchestra in April, and his residencies as a featured artist with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Orchestre National de France.

Bertrand Chamayou has worked with orchestras including London and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights have included his celebrated debuts with New York Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberger Symphoniker, Atlanta Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Chamayou collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.

Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit and Sol Gabetta. Following his successful performances at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and Salzburg’s Easter Festival, this season sees him perform recitals at Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, London’s Wigmore Hall, in Prague, Lucerne and on tour through Italy with Sol Gabetta.

Bertrand Chamayou has made a number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. The only artist to win France’s prestigious Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, he has an exclusive recording contract with Warner/Erato and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano. The 2018/19 season sees release of his new recording of Camille Saint-Saëns piano concertos No.2 and 5 with the Orchestre National de France under Emmanuel Krivine.

Bertrand Chamayou was born in Toulouse; his musical talent was quickly noted by pianist Jean-François Heisser, who later became his professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He completed his training with Maria Curcio in London

Cédric Tiberghien

Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by his wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, an openness to explore innovative concert formats and his dynamic chamber music partnerships.

Recent and future concerto appearances include the Berliner Philharmoniker, London and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras as well as performances of Messiaen’s Turangalîla with the Orchestre de Paris. Cédric has a very strong relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London. In addition to several chamber projects, he will be performing a complete Beethoven Variation cycle there over the next two seasons. Other solo recitals include the Philharmonie Halls in both Paris and Berlin and he will join violinist Alina Ibragimova and the Doric Quartet for a chamber project in Europe. In Spring 2019 the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) presented the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). In this music theatre project staged by Katie Mitchell, Schumann’s Dichterliebe is performed alongside a new work by Bernard Foccroulle, setting a text by Martin Crimp. Cédric collaborated on this project with soprano Julia Bullock and further engagements have included New York, Moscow, London and Brussels. Cédric recently presented a major focus on the music of Bartok, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for the Hyperion label. He has been awarded five Diapason d’Or, for his solo and duo recordings on Hyperion. He also has many concerto and recital discs released on Harmonia Mundi.

He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. Cédric’s passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings: his discography with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).

Sergej Babayan

He is one of the leading pianists of our time: Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergej Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire. Le Figaro has praised his “unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity.” Le Devoir from Montreal put it simply: “Sergej Babayan is a genius. Period.”

Sergej Babayan has collaborated with such conductors as David Robertson, Neeme Järvi, Yuri Temirkanov, Thomas Dausgaard, Tugan Sokhiev, and Dima Slobodeniouk, among others. Over the years, Babayan has performed with Valery Gergiev numerous times to great critical acclaim, including appearances at the International Festival “Stars of the White Nights”, the Moscow Easter Festival, the Barbican Centre with Mo. Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, in St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Théâtre des Champs-Elyseés in Paris, at the Salzburg Festival, and at the Rotterdam Philharmonic-Gergiev Festival where Babayan was artist-in-residence.

Mr. Babayan performs with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Warsaw Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony.

His engagements and tours have brought him to preeminent international concert venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Warsaw Philharmony, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Herkulessaal in Munich, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Rudolfinum-Dvorak Hall in Prague, Victora Hall in Geneva and many others.

Sergej Babayan is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist; his latest release of his own transcriptions for two pianos of works by Sergej Prokofiev, with Martha Argerich as his partner (‘Prokofiev for Two’; DG 2018), was praised by reviewers as ‘the CD one has waited for’ (Le Devoir), an ‘electrifying duo that leaves the listener in consternation’ (Pianiste), taking ‘the piano duo to a new level: If all music was like this, there would be no sorrow in the world.’ (Norman Lebrecht, MyScena). Mr. Babayan’s performances have been broadcast by Radio France, Polish Radio and Television, BBC-TV and BBC Radio 3, NHK Satellite Television and Medici TV.

Born in Armenia into a musical family, Babayan began his studies there with Georgy Saradjev and continued at the Moscow Conservatory with Mikhail Pletnev, Vera Gornostayeva and Lev Naumov. Following his first trip outside of the USSR in 1989, he won consecutive first prizes in several major international competitions including the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Hamamatsu Piano Competition, and the Scottish International Piano Competition. An American citizen, he lives in New York City.

Till Fellner

Austrian pianist Till Fellner’s international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the renowned Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. Over a period of more than two decades, he has become a sought-after guest with many of the world’s most important orchestras and at the major music centres of Europe, USA and Japan, as well as numerous festivals.

Highlights in Till Fellner’s diary during the 2018-19 season will be debuts with three major European orchestras: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, London Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Further he will perform with the Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and at the Kulangsu Piano Festival in China. Last season Till Fellner amongst others performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Till Fellner has collaborated with Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Manfred Honeck, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Kirill Petrenko, Claudius Traunfellner, Hans Zender, among many others.

In the field of chamber music Till Fellner regularly collaborates with British tenor Mark Padmore, with whom he premiered a composition by Hans Zender in 2016, toured Japan in 2017 and Europe in 2017-18 (amongst others with Lieder recitals in Vienna and Salzburg). Further he performs with the Belcea Quartet. In spring 2019 Till Fellner will tour the US with cellist Johannes Moser.

Over the past few years he has dedicated himself to two milestones of the piano repertoire: The Well-Tempered Clavier of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. He performed the Beethoven cycle from 2008 to 2010 in New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris, and Vienna. Furthermore, contemporary music is of great importance to him; he has given the world premieres of works by Kit Armstrong, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Larcher, Alexander Stankovski and Hans Zender.

The ECM label, for whom Till Fellner is an exclusive recording artist, has released the First Book of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Two & Three-Part Inventions of J. S. Bach, Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano and, most recently, a CD of chamber music by Harrison Birtwistle. In autumn 2016 Alpha Classics released the recording of the piano quintet by J. Brahms with the Belcea Quartet, this recording received the “Diapason d’Or de l’Annee”.

In his native Vienna, Till Fellner studied with Helene Sedo-Stadler before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster.

Since autumn 2013, Till Fellner teaches at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste.

Ingrid Fliter

Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making played with an effortless technique. Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists and the only woman to have received this honor, Ms. Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.

In Europe and Asia, Ingrid Fliter has performed with orchestras and in recital in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne and Tokyo, and participated in festivals such as La Roque D’Antheron, Prague Autumn and The World Pianist Series in Tokyo.  Recent international engagements  include appearances with the Rotterdam, Israel, Hong Kong, Monte Carlo, Osaka, Helsinki and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony and the Proms in London, as well as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Danish Radio and Danish National  Symphony Orchestras and the Scottish and Swedish Chamber Orchestras; and recitals in Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Stockholm, Lisbon,  Sydney and in London at both Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Ms Fliter made her American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore award. Since then she has appeared with the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, the San Francisco, St. Louis, Detroit, National, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Seattle, Vancouver, Puerto Rico and Utah symphonies and the National Arts Centre Orchestra among others, as well as at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia, Blossom and Brevard summer festivals.  She was also the featured soloist on the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Canadian tour in summer 2015. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter has performed in New York at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the 92nd Street Y, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, and in Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver and Detroit, as well as for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth.

Recent and upcoming performance highlights include her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, re-engagements with the Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Vancouver, New World and Nashville symphonies and first appearances with the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonics; a tour of Spain with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra led by Peter Oundjian; and a fifth tour to Australia.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies in Freiburg with Vitaly Margulis, in Rome with Carlos Bruno, and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy “Incontrui col Maestro” in Imola, Italy.  Ms. Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of eleven and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 16.  Already the winner of several competitions in Argentina, she went on to win prizes at the Cantu International Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy and in 2000 was awarded the silver medal at the Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw.  She has been teaching at the Imola International Academy “Incontri col Maestro” since the fall of 2015.

In June 2013 Ms. Fliter recorded both Chopin concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jun Maerkl for Linn Records, and in June 2014 she recorded the complete Chopin Preludes for the same label.  Her two all-Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of that composer while her most recent EMI recording is an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathetique and Appassionata sonatas.  Live recordings of Ms. Fliter performing works by Beethoven and Chopin at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam are available on the VAI Audio label.  Her most recent recording for Linn Records features the first Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and her recording of the complete Chopin Nocturnes, for the same label, is scheduled for release in September 2018.

Hansjörg Albrecht

Hansjörg Albrecht, conductor, organist and harpsichordist, is Artistic Director of the Munich Bach Choir & Bach Orchestra (founded by the legendary Karl Richter). Besides he regularly conducts the Bach Collegium Munich, the Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo Naples and the C.P.E.-Bach-Choir Hamburg. With these ensembles as well as in collaboration with guest orchestras he has developed new programmatic profiles and is regular guest at major music centres and European festivals.

As conductor he works with such artists as Dorothee Oberlinger, Arabella Steinbacher, Fazil Say, Vesselina Kasarova, Simone Kermes, Michael Volle und Klaus Florian Vogt and with ensembles like Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Turin, Orchestra delle Toscana Florence, Prague Philharmonia, Orchestra Symphony Prague and Orchestra of the National Theatre Brno, Bavarian State Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Staatskapelle Weimar, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Hamburger Symphoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Moscow, Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra and the ensembles of the Stuttgart Bach Academy.

Besides his engagements as conductor (in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Salzburg, Rome, Naples, Brussels, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo and other towns) he appears as a soloist and in chamber music (with artists like Albrecht Mayer, Reinhold Friedrich, Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen and Jean Guillou).

Concerts as organist have taken Hansjörg Albrecht to a number of great concert halls and cathedrals in Europe and Russia as well as to Japan and the USA. He also guested with renowned orchestras such as Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra New York, Orchestre de la Swisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica di Santa Cecilia Rome, Camerata Salzburg, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Hansjörg Albrecht was born in Freiberg/Saxony and received his first musical education as a member of the Dresden Kreuzchor. Afterwards he studied conducting and organ in Hamburg, Lyon and Cologne. While studying he became assistant organist at Hamburg’s main church St. Michaelis and held this position for seven years. Later he worked closely with the singer and conductor Peter Schreier as his assistant, organist and harpsichordist for several years.

Although Hansjörg Albrecht has achieved an excellent reputation especially for his Bach interpretations his concert schedule shows a great variety of programs with a predilection for unusual cross-connections. His interest in new music is documented by a number of first performances of works by Thierry Escaich, Enjott Schneider, Philipp Maintz, Xiaogang Ye, Rodion Schtschedrin and others.

At the label Oehms Classics, Hansjörg Albrecht has published more than 20 CDs as maestro and organist – among others the complete recording of the orchestral songs of the German late Romantic Walter Braunfels, which was much discussed by the international media, and Richard Wagner’s “Ring ohne Worte” in the orchestral version by Lorin Maazel, which was nominated for the “Prize of German Record Critics”. Hansjörg Albrecht was also nominated for the GRAMMY Award in 2013 in the category “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for his organ recording of Gustav Holst’s “Planets”. His new recording of Franz Liszt’s Faust Symphony in its own organ version from the Munich Philharmonic will be released in summer 2018.

In 2017, Hansjörg Albrecht again toured with the Munich Bach Orchestra through Japan’s most important concert halls. He conducted “Don Giovanni” at the new Dubai Opera House for the complete performance of Mozart’s Da Ponte cycle and a series of Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio” at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in the legendary production by Giorgio Strehler, which was performed the same year at the Scala in Milan under the direction of Zubin Mehta. In addition, he has been invited to concerts in Moscow and Zurich, with solo recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, to Rotterdam and the Müpa in Budapest. He also debuted as a maestro with works by Dvorak and Mozart in the great hall of the Berlin Philharmonic. He made his debut in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with the performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December 2017.

His current engagements include the concert halls of Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, the Bologna, Cagliari and Brno opera houses (Mahler, 2. Symphony), to the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow, the Bach Festival Ekaterinburg, the Zurich Festival, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Mozart Week Salzburg 2019. In the course of this, he will be working together with the Bologna Opera Orchestra, the Lautten Compagney Berlin and the Händelfestspiel-Orchester Halle for the first time.