Hansjörg Albrecht,

Lecturer in Performance Practice Oratorio

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Hansjörg Albrecht was born in Freiberg 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.

He shows a great variety of programs with a predilection for unusual cross-connections. He is Artistic Director of the Munich Bach Choir and Bach Orchestra. 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 worked with such artists as Dorothee Oberlinger, Arabella Steinbacher, Fazil Say, Vesselina Kasarova, und Klaus Florian Vogt and with ensembles like Orchestra delle Toscana Florence, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Prague Philharmonia, Bavarian State Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Staatskapelle Weimar, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Hamburger Symphoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Baroque Orchestra Moscow and Chamber Orchestra Russia and the ensembles of the Stuttgart Bach Academy.

Besides his engagements as conductor he appears as a soloist and in chamber music. Concerts as organist have taken him 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, Orchestra Sinfonica di Santa Cecilia Rome, Camerata Salzburg, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He released nnumerous CDs with the label OehmsClassics. In 2013, he has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the category “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for his recording of Gustav Holst’s work “The Planets”. Since 2016 he is teaching “Aufführungspraxis Oratorium” at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.