Jan Vogler

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

Vogler frequently performs with leading international orchestras including the New York Philharmonic; Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestras; Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; and Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia. He regularly 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 sees Vogler perform with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, as well as with the City of Birmingham Orchestra on Britten’s Cello Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra on Bloch’s “Schelomo,” and KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul on Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. He also 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 American literature and European music.

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

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 honored 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 solo cello, Vogler was awarded his third ECHO Klassik award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year 2014.”

Vogler plays the 1707 Stradivari “Ex Castelbarco/Fau” cello.