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.
Norbert Anger plays strings exclusively by Larsen strings A/S.