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Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. By winning Second Prize at Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990 he launched a remarkable career that has led him to concertize in all the major classical music venues worldwide. Vogt not only performs as solo pianist and as a chamber musician, but also increasingly as a conductor. He took up the post of Music Director of Royal Nothern Sinfonia in Newcastle (England).
Highlights of Lars Vogt's 2015/2016 season include concerts with the LSO, CBSO, Schottish Chamber and Hallé, with the Bavarian Radio SO, Orchestre de Paris etc. In the US he played with Baltimore Symphony and St. Louis Symphony and toured extensively with the Tetzlaff siblings as well as in Japan.
With his passion for chamber music, Lars Vogt has become the professional partner and friend of many first-rate musicians in the classical music field. As the founder and artistic director of SPANNUNGEN Chamber Music Festival he has fulfilled a long-held dream. In 2007 he received the Annual German Music Critics Circle Award for the collected live recordings of Heimbach performances from 1999 to 2006.
As an EMI recording artist, Lars Vogt made fifteen discs for the label, including collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Claudio Abbado and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle. Recent releases on other labels include Mozart piano concertos with Frankfurt RSO (Paavo Järvi), a solo CD with works by Liszt and Schumann, and two duo CDs and a successsful trio CD. Especially his recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations received rave reviews.
Lars Vogt is the founder of “Rhapsody In School”, an acclaimed educational initiative with important reper-cussions in Germany and abroad. The project presented its featured artists as “Rhapsody In Concert” for the first time at the Konzerthaus in Berlin in 2012. That same year, Lars Vogt was appointed Professor of Piano at the Hannover Conservatory of Music.

Lars died September 5th 2022

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Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss
Isabelle Vogt / Lars Vogt
Various composers
Cantilène Live Recordings Spannungen Festival 2017
Various Artists
Thomas Larcher, Robert Schumann, Béla Bartók
For children
Lars Vogt
Arpeggione Sonata / Lachrymae / Viola Sonata
Rachel Roberts
Frédéric Chopin
Lars Vogt
Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonin Dvořák
Dvorák: Dumky; Zypressen; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1
Christian Tetzlaff
Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy, Paul Hindemith
Boulanger . Hindemith . Debussy
Wanzhen Li; Tanja Tetzlaff; Gunilla Süssmann; Alina Imbragimowa; Lars Vogt; Gustav Rivinius; Anna Rita Hitaj; Christian Tetzlaff; Volker Jacobsen; Bartolomew LaFollette
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 27
Lars Vogt
Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 Nos. 1 & 2 - Maerchenbilder. Op. 113
Rachel Roberts & Lars Vogt
Spannungen : Kammermusik
Lars Vogt & Friends