Marc Albrecht Biography (Wikipedia)
Marc Albrecht (born 1964, Hanover, Germany) is a German conductor.
Albrecht 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. 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. In May 2016, the orchestra announced the extension of Albrecht's contract through the 2019-2020 season. He is scheduled to stand down from all three of these chief conductorships at the end of the 2019-2020 season. He has led commercial recordings with the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Netherlands Opera for the Pentatone label.
Marc Albrecht Tracks