Albrecht, Eugen Maria


German violinist. Born in St. Petersburg, where his father was conductor at the Imperial Russian Opera. Studied for three years with David at the Leipsic Conservatory and was leader, from 1860 to 1877, of the orchestra at the St. Petersburg Italian Opera. Albrecht was director of music and singing at the Military Schools from 1867 to 1872 and from 1877 was musical inspector of the Imperial Theatres at St. Petersburg. In 1872 he founded and was president of the Union for Chamber-music.