Jonas Alber was born in Offenburg. He studied violin and  conducting in Freiburg, completing his studies at the Hochschule  für Musik 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  Staatstheater 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  Volksoper (Notre Dame), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Carmina Burana),  Norrlands 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 Götter-  dämmerung, 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  (Frühlings Erwachen / CD and DVD, which was awarded the  prestigious French recording prize "Diapason d'Or" (December  2008).  Representation: General Management / Worldwide