A Julliard-trained Baroque cellist will perform at Clifton School of Arts next month.
Anthony Albrecht will tour the Australian east coast in his show ‘Bach to the Bush’ from Port Fairy to Cooktown, and he’s starting with the Illawarra!
It’s a rare opportunity to see and hear classical music of this calibre, let alone when it’s so close to home.
After studying cello in Germany for two years, Anthony returned home and, unsure of his career trajectory, put music aside to work on the railways in the Pilbara. But he says the fire burned bright so he picked up his instrument and promptly won himself a full scholarship to Julliard in New York.
Anthony now works as a musician in London, but, thanks to his time in the Pilbara, is aware how difficult it is to access classical music outside of city centres, so he’s taking his art to the people.
“I love performing in Opera Houses and in classical concerts,” he says, “but there’s little opportunity to meet or engage with your audience. I want people to know that classical music can be both enjoyable and accessible.
“I’m looking forward to offering cultural opportunities to people in regional and remote locations, and being able to connect with the local communities.”