Jan Vogler

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Jan Vogler (born February 18, 1964, Germany) is a German-born classical cellist who lives in New York City.[1] A cello prodigy, he studied first with his father Peter Vogler and subsequently with Josef Schwab in Berlin, Heinrich Schiff in Basel and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he won the principal cello position of the Staatskapelle Dresden, becoming the youngest concertmaster in the history of this orchestra.[2] He left the position in 1997 to pursue a solo career, moving to New York with his wife, violinist Mira Wang and their two children.[3] There he befriended Bill Murray who joined him for a musical recital 2017 in the Palace of Culture in Dresden.[4]

Vogler has performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.[5] His regular recital partners include Helene Grimaud.

He is a Sony recording artist, and his discography includes the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic,[6] the Schumann Cello concerto, and other major works.[7]
His cello is the "Castelbarco/Fau“, made by Stradivari in 1707.[8]


  • 2002: ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the year, Cello
  • 2006: ECHO Klassik, Chamber Music Recording of the Year, Mozart Divertimento K. 563 [9]
  • 2011: Erich-Kästner-Preis (Dresden)

Partial discography[edit]