His Sonata for violin and piano (1925) is a masterpiece, with which he won the prestigious Coolidge Prize (USA). The very same year, his first string quartet (1924) was awarded the 1st Prize of the d’Ojay Valley Festival (California). Where others might have exploited this double triumph, his outlook was a sort of Puritanism or even asceticism, which made him flee the bourgeois and despise society life.
He continued to work in the same self-effacing manner, without achieving success and facing the same obstacles. Today, Albert Huybrechts has earned indisputable recognition as one of the most sincere and powerfully expressive artists of our time.