Werner Andreas Albert

Werner Andreas Albert ( born January 10, 1935 in Weinheim ) is a German conductor.


After studying history, musicology and music education at the University of Heidelberg Werner Andreas Albert collected from 1959 to 1963 first experience in orchestral conducting as a guest student at the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan. His debut as a conductor he gave in 1961 at the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra. Through the mediation of Hans Rosbaud 1963 he received an appointment as principal conductor of the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra of Herford, where it was founded in 1969 by Richard Kraus successor as chief conductor.

In 1971 he became principal conductor of the Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation. In 1974 he moved to the same position with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra.

From 1983 - 1990 was Werner Andreas Albert Chief Conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane (Queensland ), Australia. In addition, he was, he was appointed Artistic Advisor to the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra in 1993, and later from 1995 - 1998 engaged as principal conductor.

Since 1998, Albert worked as a freelance conductor, and followed globally guest conducting and recording projects.

Werner Andreas Albert now lives in Australia and Germany.


Werner Andreas Albert has for Classic Production Osnabrück, inter alia, the orchestral oeuvre of Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Paul Hindemith was added as well as a comprehensive presentation of the works of Hans Pfitzner and Siegfried Wagner. His numerous recordings include mainly lesser-known composers, such as Ernst Boehe, Richard Wetz, Benjamin Frankel, Hermann Goetz, Ernst Pepping, Gordon Sherwood and Robert Volkmann. With almost all radio symphony orchestras ARD he has received numerous concerts; alone, the number of recordings for the WDR, with whom he has worked for over 40 years, is over 500 works. Werner Andreas Albert was a professor at the Meistersinger Conservatory Nuremberg or the College of Music Nuremberg. For 25 years, until 1999, he was artistic director of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra. Today he is Honorary Conductor of this orchestra.

At the University of Queensland Albert selected students supervised in the master's program.