Jan Vogler

Biography

Jan Vogler is a multi-award-winning world class cello soloist who performs with today’s eminent conductors and the most renowned orchestras of the world. As well as the core classical works, he is particularly noted for championing the compositions of contemporary composers, therefore developing further the already rich cello repertoire.

Jan Vogler was born in 1964 in Germany and began studying cello with his father. At the tender young age of 20, he became principal cellist of the Staatskapelle Dresden, the youngest holder of this position in the history of the orchestra. In 1997 he launched his solo career, moving to New York with his wife, the violinist Mira Wang.

Jan Vogler has premiered many new cello works, such as Tigran Mansurian’s cello concerto titledUbi est Abel frater tuus? ("Where is your brother Abel?")  with the WDS Sinfonieorchestrer conducted by Semyon Bychkov and Udo Zimmerman’s cello concerto calledLieder von Einer Insel with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has premiered Double Concertos for Violin and Cello by the composers John Harbison and Wolfgang Rihm together with his wife, the violinist Mira Wang.

As a recitalist, Vogler regularly performs with the renowned French pianist Helene Grimaud. He has perfomed with myriad orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Cincinnati and Vienna, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Bavaria, and Stuttgart.

Jan Vogler records exclusively for Sony. His impressive discography includes the Bach Cello Suites, the Dvorak Cello Concerto and the Schumann Cello Concerto.

Jan Vogler is a friend of the actor Bill Murray. They were so curious about each other's artistic work that they decided to collaborate and perform together on a project calledNew Worlds.

Jan Vogler plays on a 1707 cello made by Stradivari, known as the “Castelbarco/Fau”.

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