Jan Vogler

Jan Vogler is one of today’s most renowned soloists, praised for his “soulful, richly hued playing“ (New York Times) and his “spiralling virtuosity“ (Gramophone Magazine).

Jan Vogler frequently performs with leading international orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Boston, Pittsburgh and Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg as well as Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and collaborates with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck and Kent Nagano.

The 2016-17 season will see him perform with  the  Mariinsky  Theatre  Orchestra, play Britten’s Cello Symphony with the City of Birmingham Orchestra, Bloch’s ’ Schelomo’ with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, as well as Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in Seoul with the KBS Symphony Orchestra. He appears in recitals with his duo partners Hélène Grimaud, Martin Stadtfeld and Lise de la  Salle.  In  summer 2017, his new project ”Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and friends” will premiere in Dresden, which aims to intertwine between American literature and European music.

A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan Vogler exclusively records for Sony Classical. His most recent CD by Sony Classical is a Tchaikovsky recording with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and the Moritzburg Festival Ensemble. Hugh Canning of the Sunday Times comments: “Vogler’s  witty  and  affectionate Rococo Variations are up there with  the  best”.  His  next  release will be a recording of Schumann’s Cello Concerto with the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Ivor Bolton in fall 2016.

Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since 2008. In 2006,

he was honoured with the European Award for Culture and in 2011 with the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded his third ECHO Klassik award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the 1707 Stradivari 'Ex Castelbarco/Fau'  cello.

Jan Vogler is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music.

July, 2016


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