Jan Vogler, Artistic Director Moritzburg Festival
Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers. He regularly premieres new works, most recently compositions by celebrated composers Tigran Mansurian (with WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov), John Harbison (with Mira Wang, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Udo Zimmermann (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Wolfgang Rihm (Double Concerto with Mira Wang).
A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan records exclusively for SONY Classical. His newest release, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Serenade melancholique and Meditation with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada will be released in March 2016. Other recent CD’s include Concerti a Venezia with La Folia Baroque Orchestra, the Schumann album “Dichterliebe” with Hélène Grimaud, and his critically acclaimed and award-winning recording of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (2012).
Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Mira Wang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, concert appearances with the Boston Symphony conducted by Andris Nelsons, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra led by Alain Altinoglu, the Dresden Philharmonic with Juanjo Mena, the Singapore Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra led by Kristjan Järvi, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg with Ivor Bolton and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, also with Ivor Bolton. As well Jan undertakes a German recital tour in January 2016 with pianist and frequent collaborator Martin Stadtfeld.
Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since October 2008. In 2006, he received the European Award for Culture and in 2011 the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2014 award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year (cello)”.
Jan Vogler plays the Stradivari 'Ex Castelbarco/Fau' 1707 cello and shares his time between New York City and Dresden, Germany.