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
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  • 26.
    Gemini - Alban Berg - A Portrait / Rattle, Metzmacher, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 81771 Release Date: 04/24/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Sabine Meyer,  Lars Vogt,  Peter Donohoe,  Sine Bundgaard  ... 
    Conductor:  Ingo Metzmacher,  Matthias Pintscher,  Gianluigi Gelmetti,  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Danish Radio Sinfonietta,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 27.
    Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 / Vogt, Rattle
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 72462 Release Date: 02/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 598 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Gerald Finley,  Karen Cargill,  John MacMaster,  Twyla Robinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
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    Beethoven: Symphony No 7, Etc / Haitink, London So, Et Al
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 578 Release Date: 07/11/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Gordan Nikolic,  Timothy Hugh,  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias / Lars Vogt
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 36080 Release Date: 02/07/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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    Brahms: Piano Quartets 1 & 3 / Vogt, Heimbach Chamber Music
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 557377 Release Date: 01/07/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Antje Weithaas,  Lars Vogt,  Kim Kashkashian,  Boris Pergamenschikow  ... 
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    Brahms: Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, Scherzo / Lars Vogt
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 57392 Release Date: 01/07/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
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    Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, Simon Rattle
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 7547462 Release Date: 07/02/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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    Spannungen - Heimbach Chamber Music Festival 2000
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 67660 Release Date: 10/02/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Diemut Poppen,  Lars Vogt,  Isabelle Faust,  Tanja Tetzlaff  ... 
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    Hindemith: Kammermusik No 2, 3, 6 & 7 / Abbado, Vogt, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 56831 Release Date: 05/09/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Wayne Marshall,  Wolfram Christ,  Georg Faust,  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky / Lars Vogt, Truls Mork
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 45274 Release Date: 08/19/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Lars Vogt,  Truls Otterbech Mork
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