As a child, Albrecht learnt to play the piano and later the flute. In 1990 he began to study at the Freiburger Musikhochschule, where he was mainly influenced by Robert D. Levin. Tibor Szasz became his teacher in 1993. He was inspired to play chamber music by artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Dieter Klöcker, and Werner Hollweg. He attended classes with Ludmilla Ginsburg, Karlheinz Kämmerling, Michel Beroff, Vitali Margulis and others.
Albrecht focuses on the works of the Romantics and of the 20th century (including composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Janácek, Albéniz, de Falla, Nielsen, Ravel, Szymanowski, Villa-Lobos, Schostakowitsch, Messiaen, and Ligeti). He performs the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninow, and Schostakowitsch. He has toured Russia, Eastern Europe, China, Iceland, and the Baltic states. He visits Southern France annually (most recently at the Festival Déodat de Séverac). Albrecht is regularly invited as a chamber musician and accompanist. In 2006 he founded the Varnhagen Piano Trio, performing the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorák, Tschaikowsky, Schostakowitsch and others).
While still completing his musical education, Albrecht started to study German literature, Musicology and Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, where he was inspired by Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht. In 2003 he finished his studies with an inter-disciplinary thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche und Gustav Mahler (Provokation. Authentizität versus Medienskepsis bei Friedrich Nietzsche und Gustav Mahler, published by Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2005). Albrecht also completed the unfinished "Reliquie" Schubert sonata (movements 3 und 4).
Albrecht is a sought-after piano teacher. He focuses on individual teaching and respects each student's learning psychology (in contrast to traditional and usually unquestioned teaching methods). Some of his pupils have become successful musicians and teachers.