Albrecht Holder was born in Reutlingen in 1958 and studied the bassoon, after lessons with Siegfried Jerusalem, at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule with Herrmann Herder and with William Waterhouse at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He was awarded various national and international prizes and a German government scholarship. His appearances as a soloist and chamber-musician have taken him to the Americas, Asia and Russia, and throughout Europe. He is principal bassoonist in the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and since 1997 has served as professor of the instrument at the Würzburg Musikhochschule. He is also a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and has appeared with Fagottissimo Stuttgart, the Orfeo Ensemble and the Consortium Classicum. He is a founder-member of the Frankfurt Ensemble Modern. In 1996 Albrecht Holder recorded bassoon concertos by Molter, Lindpaintner and Kalliwoda, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra under Nicolás Pasquet, for Naxos (8.553456).