Anthony Albrecht comes ‘bach’ home

Novocastrian cellist Anthony Albrecht, is ‘bach’ from New York City with a show that is bound to have local music lovers trilled.

As a recent graduate of The Juilliard School Anthony will bring his ‘Bach to the Bush’ tour a range of local venues during September. Anthony will present a selection of J.S. Bach’s suites for solo cello that will be interspersed with other short works for the instrument.

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, Sydney Camerata, Pacific Opera, The Sydney Consort, Salut! Baroque, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, 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 has been an Ian Potter Cultural Trust recipient in 2013 and 2014, and was nominated for the MCA Freedman Fellowship for the last two years.

You can catch Anthony Albrecht’s ‘Bach to the Bush’ tour at the following venues.

Friday 12th of September, 7pm
48 Watt Street, Newcastle
Adults $25, Students $10, Children Free (U10)

Saturday 13th of September, 3pm
Dungog Uniting Church, 246 Dowling St, Dungog
Adults $20, Students $10, Children Free (U10)

Sunday 14th of September, 2pm
Convent of Mercy Chapel, 30 Queen Street, Singleton
Adults $20, Students $10, Children Free (U10)