Lars Vogt has rapidly established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has since gone on to give concerto and recital performances throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America. In the 2003/04 season, he was appointed the first ever "Pianist in Residence" by the Berlin Philharmonic and his special relationship with this orchestra has continued.
Highlights of Mr. Vogt's 12/13 season in North American include appearances with the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cincinnati and Atlanta symphonies, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and a recital at New York's 92nd St. Y. He has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra and the Boston, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Seattle, National and Houston symphonies among others.
Recent European appearances include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski in London and on tour in the UK and in Germany with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Vienna, Czech and Rotterdam Philharmonics, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Dresden Staatskappelle, London Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Frankfurt, Finnish and Swedish Radio Orchestras and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He also appeared in recital on the International Piano Series in London and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna as well as in Paris, Munich, Madrid and Rome, while his festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Verbier and the Salzburg and Montreux festivals. During the 12/13 season he appears with the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Eschenbach in London and on tour in Germany; Orchestre de Paris/Masur; London Symphony Orchestra/Harding; the Cleveland Orchestra/Welser Moest at the Edinburgh Festival; and the Gewandhaus Orchestra/Chailly in Leipzig and on tour in Asia.
Mr. Vogt also enjoys a high profile as a chamber musician. In June 1998, Mr. Vogt founded his own festival in Heimbach, Germany. Known as "Spannungen", its huge success has been marked by the release of ten live recordings on EMI. He enjoys regular partnerships with colleagues such as Christian Tetzlaff and the two recently made a highly acclaimed recital tour throughout the U.S. which included appearances in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta and Lincoln Center. In 2005, he founded "Rhapsody in School" which has become a high profile education project across Germany.
An EMI recording artist, Mr. Vogt has recorded fifteen discs for the label, including the Hindemith Kammermusik No 2 with the Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado and the Schumann, Grieg and the first two Beethoven Concertos with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle. Recent recordings include solo Schubert works for CAvi-music and Mozart Concerti with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra for Oehms; a solo Liszt and Schumann disc on the Berlin Classics label; and the Mozart Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Christian Tetzlaff for Ondine.