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Albert / Hirschfeld

Caspar René Hirschfeld and Sebastian Albert have been working together for many years. Sebastian has played several works from René on stage since 2000, in 2008 they started also playing together as a duo. Up till now they have come out with two concert programs LYRICS and SONATAS AND MEDITATIONS. Future projects for ex. interpretation of A. Corelli Sonatas, are planned.

C. R. HIRSCHFELD lives as a freelance composer and violinist in Berlin (Germany). He studied composition and violin at the music academy ”Carl-Maria von Weber” Dresden1982-87 and was selected as a „Master‘s Pupil“ by Udo Zimmermann.
Simultaneously he studied dance and dance theory .
René has won several national and international awards and scholarships such as Weber-Prize 1984,
Eisler-Prize 1986, Mendelssohn-Scholarship 1988/89, Göttingen award for guitar composition 2000.
He was tutor at the music academies Dresden and Berlin (1987-94), the ACMP Foundation New York
and gives Workshops for the interpretation of contemporary music.
1985-95 René worked as a dancer and performance artist too, in the 90th he also worked as a concert pianist and accompanist.
1994/95 he lived and worked in Sweden, since then he lives as a freelance composer and musician in Berlin.
As a violinist he is a sought after chamber musician and soloist.
The key areas of his repertoire are baroque music and music of the 20th/21st century.
René has written opera, ballet, symphonic works, chamber music, songs, solo pieces and music for choir.
Scores are published by Hofmeister Musikverlag (Leipzig) and Verlag Neue Musik (Berlin). CDs at col legno, Ragaprong and kreuzberg records.

S. ALBERT studied Classical Guitar with W. Lendle and F. Bungarten at the music academies Kassel and Hannover.
From the beginning of his career he was playing not only the classical guitar repertoire but everything that he thought to be worth playing: contemporary music, rock, jazz, avant garde...
As e-bassist he is member of the legendary band Eaten by Sheiks and has been part of numerous theatre - and studio projects.
As a classical guitarist he plays chamber music and solo from early baroque till contemporary music, the latter being a special focus of his work
Sebastian is tutor at the Johannes-Brahms - Konservatorium Hamburg.