Albrecht Mayer
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Background information
Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 56)
Erlangen, Germany
Occupation(s)
  • Classical oboist
  • Principal oboist
Albrecht Mayer playing
Albrecht Mayer playing

Albrecht Mayer (born 3 June 1965) is a German classical oboist and conductor.[1] The principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic, he is internationally known as a soloist and chamber musician and has made many recordings.

Biography

Born in Erlangen, Mayer sang as a child in the choir of the Bamberg Cathedral. He was a student of Gerhard Scheuer, Georg Meerwein, Maurice Bourgue and Ingo Goritzki, and began his professional career as principal oboist for the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 1990. He joined the Berlin Philharmonic as principal oboist in 1992, a position he currently holds together with Jonathan Kelly.

Mayer used to play a Green Line Oboe by the French company Buffet Crampon, but in 2009 switched to a line of wind instruments (Oboe, Oboe d'amore, and English Horn) named after him by the German instrument makers Gebrüder Mönnig.[2]

Albrecht Mayer plays with ensembles of the Philhamonic, the Berliner Philharmonisches Bläserensemble and the Berlin Philharmonic Winds Soloists, amongst other chamber music ensembles.

Recordings

As soloist

Appears on

References

  1. ^ "Star oboist Mayer to multitask as conductor". koreatimes. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-02-15.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)