South African-born Albert Horne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He worked as Chorus Master and conductor at Cape Town Opera in South Africa from 2007 to 2014, and under his leadership their chorus was voted “Best Opera Chorus of the Year” at the 2013 International Opera Awards in London. In 2012 he was Chorus Master for concert performances of Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” at the Philharmonie in Berlin, with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker. He has conducted the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria (Melbourne), Orchestre Pasdeloup in Paris, as well orchestras in Malmö, Tel Aviv, Bordeaux, London (ENO) and Cardiff. Albert Horne has been Chorus Master and Conductor at the State Theatre of Wiesbaden since the start of the 2014/2015 season, where he has conducted "Candide", "Madama Butterly", "Boris Godunov", "La Bohème", "Peter Grimes" and a Symphony Concert. This season, he returns to the podium to conduct the world premiere opera "Schönerland".