Anthony Albrecht


Bach to the Bush – Solo Cello Tour

BACH TO THE BUSH is an Australian concert tour by Novocastrian cellist and Juilliard graduate Anthony Albrecht, offering regional audiences an engaging, informative and moving musical experience.

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Between June and August of 2017 I will perform 30 solo concerts from Port Fairy in Victoria to Cooktown in far-north Queensland. These concerts seek to enrich the cultural life of regional Australia, with performances taking place in historic halls and churches.

Bach to the Bush performances in the Hunter Region and Greater Sydney in 2014 and 2016 provided me with some of the most satisfying and enjoyable concert experiences of my career.

This project has been a dream of mine since graduating from The Juilliard School in 2014. Performing in small communities that don’t benefit from a busy cultural scene generates an amazing response and makes me feel much more connected to my audiences than the often formal and removed experience of city concert halls.

This tour explores the network of community halls in regional Australia, lovingly cared for by local committees, which often boast some of the best acoustics in the country. I hope people will support this tour as one of the first examples of extensive regional touring by a young classical musician. I’m eager to explore more of this beautiful country and share the music that I love. I’m asking for $10,000 to cover expenses.

$10,000 will cover a substantial amount of the costs associated with this tour, from car hire, petrol, occasional flights and public liability insurance to hall booking fees, local organiser fees, newspaper advertisements, poster and flyer printing and web development. It will also help account for the vast amounts of time spent doing administrative work to plan and organise this tour.

The end result will be a magnificent experience for my audiences and myself, with well-promoted, successful concerts becoming a highlight of the 2017 cultural calendar in regional Australia. People can find out more about this tour and book tickets via


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Anthony Albrecht is a Novocastrian* cellist and recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, completing a Master 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 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 was 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, Sara Macliver, Marc Destrubé, 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.

Anthony is a passionate nature lover and bike rider, has experience as a web architect, railway worker and German translator, and in 2012 completed a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences with Honours in Geography at Sydney University. He has recently joined the research program of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, as a Guildhall Scholar.

* Novocastrian: one hailing from Newcastle, Australia


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