Jonas Alber was born in Offenburg. He studied violin and conduc- ting in Freiburg, completing his studies at the Hochschule für Mu- sik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Jonas Alber was awarded a scholarship of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation in 1995 and three years later he was appointed Music Director of the Staats- theater Braunschweig, remaining in this position until the end of the 2006 / 2007 season. The artist has a vast operatic repertoire (including the whole Ring Cycle and nearly all operas by Richard Strauss) and a broad symphonic repertoire. He has since conducted inter alia at the Frankfurt Opera (Der Schatzgräber and Peter Grimes), Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (Iphigenie in Aulis, Norma, Nabucco, Der Freischütz), Vienna Volks- oper (Notre Dame), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Carmina Burana), Norr- lands Opera (world premiere of Poet and Prophetess), Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels (Frühlings Erwachen), Capetown Opera, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (Entführung aus dem Serail, September 2009), Dresden State Opera (revival of Das Rheingold and Götterdämme- rung, February / March 2010), Staatstheater Braunschweig (Fidelio, May 2010), Teatro Real, Madrid (cover and performances of  Der Rosenkavalier, December 2010), Hamburg State Opera (revival of Cosi fan tutte, 2013) and L'Opera de Monte-Carlo (Wagner concerts, 2013). Recent guest conducting includes orchestras such as Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Den Haag Residentie Orkest, BBC Symphony London, City of Birmingham Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and his debut in China with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Jonas Alber's numerous recordings include works by Robert Schumann, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Benoit Mercier (Früh- lings Erwachen / CD and DVD, which was awarded the prestigious French recording prize "Diapason d'Or" (December 2008). Representation: General Management / Worldwide