Ferran Albrich was born 1990 in Catalonia. He began studying cello in 1993 at the Municipal School of Manlleu with Professor Eulàlia Subirà until 2000. During his career, Ferran Albrich has studied with Iñaki Etxepare, Damian Martínez and Lluis Claret, with whom he completed the master course “Perfeccionamiento musical” at the Victoria dels Angels School of Music in Catalonia (2005/2009). He finished his Bachelor in June 2013 at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany) with Xenia Jankovic with the highest qualification on cello.
Ferran Albrich has been receiving music and cello advice from Maria de Macedo, his cello teacher in Madrid, for several years now.
Ferran Continues His Studies
Ferran Albrich has done master classes with international cello professors around Europe; Gary Hoffman, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Daniel Grosgurin, Claudio Bohórquez, Lluis Claret, Christoph Richter, Richard Aaron and Jens Peter Maintz. He has also received lessons from international piano soloists such as Andras Schiff. Chamber music has an important role in his life and he has taken lessons with masters such as the Shanghai Quartet and Auryn-Quartett, Pablo González and Vladimir Mendelsohn.
Ferran Plays in Orchestras
On the orchestral side, Ferran Albrich joins the JONC orchestra from 2002 until 2008 (Youth Orchestra of Catalonia). It is in this orchestra and also in others where he works under conductors like Kurt Masur, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Guy van Waas, Antoni Ros Marbà. He collaborates also with professional orchestras such as OSV (Orquestra Sinfonica del Valles), DKO (Detmolder Kammerorchester) and the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Ferran Has Taught in Spain
Ferran Albrich gave lessons in several schools of music in Spain, for example in Vic, Manlleu and Barcelona. He also received, on the recommendation of Xenia Jankovic, the function of cello-assistant-teacher during the year 2011, at the Detmold Hochschule für Musik.
Ferran Teaches at the Barenboim-Said Music Academy
Currently, Ferran is the principal cello teacher in the Barenboim-Said Music Academy in Ramallah (Palestine), collaborating with the Barenboim-Said Foundation after winning the selection process.
Ferran Albrich won the Pau Casals Scholarship in 2006 and 2007 for the best cello playing and also the Isaac Albeniz International Summer Course Award. In 2009, he won the Arjau Barcelona Competition in the youth category. He received the Bayonne Prix at the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel in France in 2014.
During his career as a soloist, Ferran has performed in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel and Italy, performing both solo and duo programs.