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Jan Vogler’s Highlights


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  • 1964: Born in East Berlin, Germany.
  • 1970: First cello lessons.
  • 1976: Entered the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach School of Music in Berlin.
  • 1981: Started taking lessons from his father, Peter Vogler and Josef Schwab in Berlin, and with Heinrich Schiff in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1985: Was appointed principal cellist with the Staatskapelle Dresden (until 1996), becoming the youngest concertmaster in the history of this orchestra.
  • 1993: Founded the Moritzburg Festival in Germany.
  • 2001: Named Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival.
  • 2002: His album Schumann & Widmann: Cello Concertos (Berlin Classics) with the Munich Chamber Orchestra / Christoph Poppen won an Echo Klassik award in the Instrumentalist of the Year category.
  • 2005: Released the album The Secrets of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto (Sony Classical) with the New York Philharmonic / David Robertson. Also, he performed at Dresden Frauenkirche’s reopening with the New York Philharmonic / Lorin Maazel.
  • 2006: Received the European Culture Award. Also, his album W. A. Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major K. 563, Le nozze di Figaro (Sony Classical) with violinists Benjamin Schmid, Colin Jacobsen and Mira Wang, and violists Antoine Tamestit and Tatjana Masurenko, won an Echo Klassik award in the Chamber Music Recording of the Year category.
  • 2008: Became Artistic Director of the Dresden Music Festival.
  • 2011: Received the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding.
  • 2013: Released the album Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe (Sony Classical) with pianist Hélène Grimaud and the Moritzburg Festival Ensemble.
  • 2014: Released the album Concerti di Venezia (Sony Classical) with the La Folia Barockorchester. Besides, his double CD J. S. Bach: The Cello Suites (Sony Classical, 2013) won an Echo Klassik award in the Instrumentalist of the Year category.
  • 2016: Released two new albums on Sony Classical: Tchaikovsky with Valeriy Sokolov and Annabelle Meare (violins), Lawrence Power and Yura Lee (violas), Christian Poltera (cello) and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony / Andrés Orozco-Estrada; and Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 with the Dresden Festival Orchestra / Ivor Bolton.
  • 2017: Released his celebrated album Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends — New Worlds (Decca Gold).
  • 2018: Released the album Brahms, Rihm, Harbison: Double Concertos (Sony Classical) with violinist Mira Wang and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Peter Oundjian. Furthermore, he received the European Culture Award TAURUS as Artistic Director of the Dresden Music Festival.
  • 2019: Released the album Songbook (Sony Classical) with guitarist Ismo Eskelinen.
  • 2020: Released the album Muhly, Helbig, Long: “Three Continents” Cello Concerto / Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Sony Classical) with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne / Cristian Măcelaru, and the Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev.

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