Adelong ready to go Bach to the bush

Anthony Albrecht

Music lovers in Adelong are in for a treat next month, with a solo cello performance by celebrated performer Anthony Albrecht at the Adelonia Theatre.

In this two-hour concert selections from J.S. Bach’s stunning suites for solo cello will be interspersed with other short, early works for the instrument and discussion of the historical and cultural context of the timeless music.

The performance will take place at the theatre from 3pm on Sunday, July 9, with proceeds going towards the Adelonia Theatre and the Adelong Red Cross. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 concession, $10 students and free for children under ten. Afternoon tea is optional for those who specify beforehand when purchasing their ticket.

Tickets are available from the Adelong branch of the Bendigo Bank and from the Adelong Post Office. They will also be available on the door, but calling up and booking a spot is essential to ensure there is enough catering for everybody Phone 6946 2647.

Anthony Albrecht, from Newcastle, is a cellist and recent graduate of the famed Julliard School in New York – the worldwide benchmark for musical education. He has completed a Masters of Music in Historical Performance with Scholastic Distinction while studying with Phoebe Carrai.

During his degree Anthony performed under William Christie, Richard Egarr and Nick McGegan and alongside Jordi Savall and Monica Huggett in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beginning cello at the age of seven, 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 Reunies), and Jamie Hey (Australian Brandenburg 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, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Sydney Camerata, Pacific Opera, the Sydney Consort, Salut! Baroque, 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 Destrube, Kathryn Selby and Neal Peres Da Costa, among others. He was an Ian Potter Cultural Trust recipient and MCA Freedman Fellowship nominee in 2013 and 2014, and a Kruger Scholarship finalist in 2016. He is founder and artistic director of the Lapwing Music Festival held at Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex.