Norbert Anger

Biography

Norbert Anger is considered one of the most notable performers in his field and has appeared as a soloist with major ensembles such as the Orchester de Paris, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.

He was a guest of renowned international concert halls and theaters such as the Comédie des Champs-Elysées, Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Moscow and the Semperoper Dresden, and collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Vladimir Spivakov, John Storgards and Andrea Marcon.

In addition to his solo career, he devotes himself to chamber music with partners such as Daniil Trifonov, Denis Matsuev, Sol Gabetta, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, David Geringas and Christoph Eschenbach and is a guest of international festivals such as the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.

Norbert Anger began his education at the Saxon Special School for Music Carl-Maria-von Weber as a pupil of Christoph Schulze and attracted attention in early years as a winner of international cello competitions such as Vibrarte in Paris and Domenico Gabrielli in Berlin. He completed his studies in the class of Prof. WE Schmidt at the University of the Arts Berlin and received important impulses from David Geringas, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Colin Davis. He impressed as the winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concours Rostropovich in Paris, the Paulo Competition in Helsinki and the German Music Competition.

In the year 2012 his debut CD was released by the German label Genuin Classics with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Debussy. Furthermore, numerous recordings were made for the Bavarian Radio, Hessischer Rundfunk, SWR, WDR and NDR as well as Deutschland Radio Culture. 2016 he played with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten under the direction of Helmut Branny the cello concertos of Joseph Haydn and Mozart / Cassadó for the label Querstand. The CD was highly praised by the European press.

Since 2013, Norbert Anger has held the prestigious position of the first concertmaster of the cellos of the Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden. Since 2015 he is also principal cellist of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.

Norbert Anger plays a cello by Alessandro Gagliano, Naples 1720.