Norbert Anger is regarded as one of the most outstanding cellists of his generation, and has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, such as the Orchestre de Paris, the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Beethovenorchester Bonn.
He has made guest-appearances at renowned international venues, such as the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Pleyel and the Comédie des Champs-Elysées, the Moscow Philharmonic and the Semperoper Dresden, and has collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Vladimir Spivakov, John Storgards and Andrea Marcon.
As a devoted chamber musician, he has worked together with many distinguished musicians, such as Daniil Trifonov, Denis Matsuev, Sol Gabetta, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, David Geringas and Christoph Eschenbach, and has performed at international music festivals, such as the Osterfestspiele Salzburg, the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.
Norbert Anger started his musical education at Saxony’s Special School of Music Carl Maria von Weber, with Christoph Schulze. Already at an early age, he attracted public interest by winning international competitions, such as the Vibrarte Competition in Paris and the Domenico Gabrielli Competition in Berlin. He completed his studies with Prof. W.E. Schmidt at the Berlin University of Arts, and also gained valuable musical input from David Geringas, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Colin Davis. Norbert Anger has impressed the music world as a laureate of the Concours Rostropovich in Paris, the Tschaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Paulo Cello Contest in Helsinki and the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb.
In 2012, the German label Genuin Classics released his first CD with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Debussy, which was highly praised by the press. Furthermore, he has been involved in numerous projects of the Bavarian and the Hessian broadcasting studios, as well as the SWR, WDR, NDR and DeutschlandRadio Kultur. In 2016 he recorded the cello concertos by Joseph Haydn and Mozart/Cassadó with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten under the baton of Helmut Branny for the label Querstand. The recording was highly praised by the European press.
Since 2013, Norbert Anger holds the position of First Concertmaster of the cello section of the Staatskapelle Dresden, and recently in 2015, he was also named solo cellist of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.
Norbert Anger plays a violoncello by Alessandro Gagliano, Neapel 1720.