Biography

Acclaimed for his interpretations of Wagner and Strauss, as well as for his commitment to contemporary music, Marc Albrecht is a regular guest at Europe’s most prestigious opera houses and orchestras. In the early years of his conducting career, Albrecht spent several seasons at the opera houses of Hamburg and Dresden, and also was appointed personal assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in Vienna. In 1995 he embarked on a highly successful 6 year tenure as Music Director of the Staatstheater Darmstadt, and since 2006, he has held the position of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. 

In March 2009, following the tremendous acclaim for his performances of Strauss’ Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Marc Albrecht was appointed Chief Conductor Designate of both the Netherlands Opera and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Albrecht has appeared with many key orchestras in Europe including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, among others. In 2006 he made his BBC Proms debut in London with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
 
Albrecht has made a sequence of acclaimed recordings for PentaTone records with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, including discs of Strauss tone poems, the piano concertos of Dvorak and Schumann with Martin Helmchen, Korngold’s Symphony in F sharp and the orchestral music of Berg, Dukas, Koechlin and Ravel. 

Discography

Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

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Korngold - Symphony in F sharp, Op.40 Much ado about nothing, Op.11

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Alban Berg - Orchestral Pieces and Lieder

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Richard Strauss - Tone Poems

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Schumann & Dvořák - Piano Concertos

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Dukas - L'apprenti sorcier & Ravel - Ma mère l'oye & Koechlin - Les Bandar-log

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Mahler - Symphony No. 4

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Brahms - Piano Quartet Op. 25 & Schönberg - Accompaniment to a cinematographic scene

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