Michael AlberFrom 1993 to 2012, Michael Alber was the Chorus Director at the Stuttgart Opera, winning the title Opera Chorus of the Year nine times in total during this period (for the last time in his final season). Since 2012, he has been Professor of Choral Conducting at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen.
He works on a regular basis with the RIAS Kammerchor, the Bavarian Radio Choir, SWR Vokalensemble, Choeur Radio France and the instrumental ensemble Ascolta on numerous concerts, rehearsals and productions. He has also been involved in the festival Ruhrtriennale, where he prepared several operas with the vocal ensemble Chorwerk Ruhr, including Helmut Lachenmann’s Schwefelhölzchen.
Michael Alber has conducted numerous world premières, including works by Hans Thomalla and Marco Stroppa.
Alongside avant garde works, Michael Alber is committed to a cappella music as well as oratorio and symphonic choral repertoire from the Baroque to the Contemporary.
His many recordings for the radio and CD include those with the Deutscher Kammerchor and the Orpheus Vokalensemble, amongst them the first recording of the choral works of Franz Schreker.