Gerd Albrecht

German conductor
Gerd Albrecht

Gerd Albrecht (19 July 1935 – 2 February 2014) was a German conductor.[1] He was a first-prize winner at the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors at age 22.[2] He composed with many famous European orchestras such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Hamburg State Opera.

Albrecht was born in Essen.[3] Albrecht died at the age of 78 on 2 February 2014 in Berlin, Germany.


  1. Michael Walsh (29 June 1981). "Three Premieres, Three Hits". Time. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  2. John Rockwell (17 June 1981). "Lear by Aribert Reimann". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  3. Graeme, Roland (2001). "Lear. Aribert Reimann". The Opera Quarterly. 17 (1): 158–161. doi:10.1093/oq/17.1.158. Retrieved 2007-09-13.