Lars Vogt

Biography

Born: September 8, 1970; Düren  
Lars Vogt has enjoyed a meteoric rise since capturing second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition. He has managed to straddle two worlds in the process, that of soloist/recitalist and that of chamber player. He has regularly appeared with front-rank orchestras across the globe and on the recital stages at major venues while founding a chamber music festival and making nearly 20 recordings devoted to chamber works. And Vogt's Read more taste in repertory is unusually broad, taking in not only the German sphere -- Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Hindemith, Berg, and Lachenmann -- but a veritable potpourri as well -- Grieg, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Elgar, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and contemporary composer Tatyana Komarova (Vogt's wife). Vogt possesses a powerful technique and a chameleonic interpretive persona that together allow him to capture the subtleties and negotiate the challenges presented by this vast array of composers. Vogt has recorded for EMI, Virgin Classics, LSO Live, and Cavi-Music.

Lars Vogt was born in the German town of Düren on September 8, 1970. He studied piano in Achen with Ruth Weiss and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. After his victory at the 1990 Leeds Competition, Vogt launched his international career, touring throughout Europe and eventually the Americas and Asia. His first recording was the acclaimed 1992 EMI CD of works by Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, and Lachenmann. A Haydn piano sonata disc followed in 1994, as well as several others later in the decade. But in the new century Vogt has made a spate of successful recordings, many in the chamber genre.

The impetus for much of his chamber activity dates to his 1998 founding of the Spannungen Festival, which he has served as music director. He has recorded numerous discs with musicians appearing at the event, held every June in Heimbach. He has collaborated with violinist Christian Tetzlaff in the Brahms sonatas, with clarinetist Sabine Meyer in Brahms and Berg works, and with cellist Boris Pergamenschikov in Brahms and Schumann fare.

Vogt has enjoyed a close relationship with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor, Simon Rattle. For the 2003-2004 season Vogt became the first ever to serve as pianist-in-residence. In that capacity he appeared in five concerts. Among Vogt's newer recordings is the 2007 EMI CD of Beethoven's First and Second piano concertos with Simon Rattle and the CBSO. Read less
Brahms: The Violin Sonatas / Tetzlaff, Vogt
Release Date: 08/12/2016   Label: Ondine  
Catalog: 1284   Number of Discs: 1
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    Schubert: Impromptus, Moments musicaux & German Dances / Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1285 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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    Brahms: The Violin Sonatas / Tetzlaff, Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1284 Release Date: 08/12/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt
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  • 3.
    Simon Rattle & His Soloists: The CBSO Years
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555058 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Franz Liszt,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Cécile Ousset,  Nigel Kennedy,  Lynn Harrell,  Marielle Labčque  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta
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    Music - A Journey for Life: Riccardo Chailly
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 20254 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Bach: Goldberg Variations / Lars Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1273 Release Date: 08/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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    Brahms: Piano Trios / C. Tetzlaff, T. Tetzlaff, Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 12712 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff,  Tanja Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt
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    Chopin / Lars Vogt
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553267 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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    Dvorak: Dumky; Zypressen; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553265 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt,  Tanja Tetzlaff,  Tatjana Masurenko  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 27 / Lars Vogt
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553296 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Schumann: Violin Sonatas / Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1205 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt
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    Boulanger, Hindemith, Debussy
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553295 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lili Boulanger,  Claude Debussy,  Nadia Boulanger,  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Wanzhen Li,  Tanja Tetzlaff,  Gunilla Süssmann,  Alina Ibragimova  ... 
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    Sarah Chang: 5 Classic Albums
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 844172 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Sergei Prokofiev,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Sarah Chang,  Lars Vogt,  Wolfram Christ,  Georg Faust  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Sir Colin Davis,  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 7: 2000-2010
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 12004 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Richard Strauss,  Alphons Diepenbrock,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Vesko Eschkenazy,  Godfried Hoogeveen,  Lars Vogt,  Jorgen Van Rijen  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Elder,  Lorin Maazel,  Claus Peter Flor,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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    Mozart: Sonatas For Piano And Violin / Tetzlaff, Vogt
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1204-2 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt
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    Smetana, Ravel, Watkins: Piano Trios
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553260 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana,  Huw Watkins,  Maurice Ravel
    Performer:  Huw Watkins,  Antje Weithaas,  Marie-Elsabeth Hecker,  Sebastian Manz  ... 
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  • 16.
    Live At Verbier 2011 - Lars Vogt
    Label: Juxtapositions   Catalog: 3079818 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Leos Janácek  ... 
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
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    Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 64574 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
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    Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 02304 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
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    Time Traveller - Weimar Germany
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 79015 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith,  Kurt Weill,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Arnold Schoenberg  ... 
    Performer:  Robyn Archer,  Lars Vogt,  Barbara Hendricks
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Dominic Muldowney,  Otto Klemperer,  Franz Welser-Möst  ... 
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    Hindemith: Kammermusik / Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 678411 Release Date: 02/07/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Lars Vogt,  Georg Faust,  Kolja Blacher,  Wolfram Christ  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Rough Guide To Classical Composers: Mozart (With Bonus Cd: Mozart String Quintets)
    Label: Music Rough Guides   Catalog: 331243 Release Date: 11/01/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ernst Haefliger,  Peter Mikulas,  Joanna Borowsak,  Rohangiz Yachmi  ... 
    Conductor:  Michi Gaigg,  Barry Wordsworth,  Johannes Wildner,  Michael Halász  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players,  Netherlands Wind Ensemble
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  • 22.
    Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Schumann: Marchenbilder / Roberts, Vogt
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553181 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Rachel Roberts,  Lars Vogt
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  • 23.
    Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553224 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Tanja Tetzlaff,  Lars Vogt,  Christian Tetzlaff,  Antje Weithaas  ... 
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  • 24.
    Liszt: Sonata; Schumann: Fantasie / Lars Vogt
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300064 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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  • 25.
    Simon Rattle Edition - Beethoven
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57573 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert,  Kurt Streit,  Thomas Hampson,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Choir,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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