Jan Vogler

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“Mr. Vogler’s soulful, richly hued playing highlighted the piece’s melancholy traits, with the plaintive solo cello line embodying the voice of the biblical King Solomon.” (New York Times)

Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world.  His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers. He regularly premieres new works, most recently compositions by celebrated composers Tigran Mansurian (with WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov), John Harbison (with Mira Wang, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Udo Zimmermann (Bavarian Radio Orchestra) and Wolfgang Rim (Duo Concerto with Mira Wang).  A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan records exclusively for SONY Classical. His newest release is Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Serenade melancholique and Meditation with the HR-Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Other recent CD’s include Concerti a Venezia with La Folia Baroque Orchestra, the Schumann album “Dichterliebe” with Hélène Grimaud, and his critically acclaimed and award-winning recording of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.

Highlights of his 2016-2017 season include performances of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic conducted by Josep Caballé Domenech as well as the KBS Symphony conducted by Yoël Levi in Seoul, South Korea, Bloch’s Schelomo in Bonn with the HR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Eliahu Inbal, Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Staatskapelle Halle and Josep Caballé-Domenech, and concerts in Israel with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra conducted Omer Meir Wellber.

Last season he presented the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Mira Wang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, appeared with the Boston, Montréal, Singapore symphonies, the Dresden Philharmonic, Leipzig Radio Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, and gave recital tour of Germany with pianist and frequent collaborator Martin Stadtfeld.

Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since October 2008. In 2006, he received the European Award for Culture and in 2011 the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2014 award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the Stradivari ‘Ex Castelbarco/Fau’ 1707 cello and shares his time between New York City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters, and Dresden, Germany.

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