Cellist Jan Vogler has appeared with internationally renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Cincinnati, Bavarian Radio, and Vienna symphony orchestras. He regularly performs recitals and chamber concerts with pianists Hélène Grimaud and Martin Stadfeld and violinist Mira Wang. Mr. Vogler embraces traditional repertoire as well as the work of his contemporaries, and has recently premiered works by Tigran Mansurian with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, John Harbison with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Udo Zimmermann with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Following summer performances at the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival, Mr. Vogler's 2011–12 season features appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, and the Czech Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Curtis Symphony. He also performs at Prague's Dvořák Festival, Paris's Cité de la Musique and Salle Pleyel, and on tour in Germany with the New York-based orchestra The Knights.
Mr. Vogler records exclusively for SONY Classical; in July 2011 he released an all-Schubert recording with the Moritzburg Festival, and is scheduled to release the complete Bach cello suites soon. My Tunes 2 features works by Paganini, Kreisler, Rimsky-Korsakov, Fauré, and Wagner. Other recent recordings include Experience: Live from New York, recorded at Le Poisson Rouse, featuring works by Shostakovich and Machine Gun, by Jimi Hendrix, and the multiple award-winning The Secrets of Dvořák's Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic conducted by David Robertson. Mr. Vogler can also be heard performing music ranging from Mendelssohn to Elliott Carter on labels including NEOS and Berlin Classics.
A cello prodigy at age six, Jan Vogler first studied with his father, Peter Vogler, and subsequently with Josef Schwab, Heinrich Schiff, and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he became principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle. He has won the Echo-Award and the 2006 European Cultural Award. He is general director of the Dresden Musikfestspiele and founder and artistic director of the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Vogler plays the 1721 Domenico Montagnana cello "Ex-Hekking."