Lars Vogt

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Lars Vogt in 2015

Lars Vogt (born 8 September 1970, in Düren, West Germany) is a German concert pianist and conductor.

Vogt studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. He rose to prominence after winning second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has since gone on to give major concerto and recital performances. He founded the festival 'Spannungen' in Heimbach (Eifel) in 1998.

In May 2014 the Royal Northern Sinfonia announced the appointment of Vogt as its next music director, effective September 2015.[1][2][3] Vogt served as music director designate for the 2014-2015 season, in his first formal orchestral post.

Vogt has recorded commercially for such labels as EMI.[4] In 2004 Vogt was awarded both the Brahms-Preis and the Echo Klassik. He also won the "Großer Kulturpreis der rheinischen Sparkassen" in 2006.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Royal Northern Sinfonia announces Lars Vogt as new Music Director ahead of Sage Gateshead's 10th birthday season" (Press release). Royal Northern Sinfonia. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  2. ^ Imogen Tilden (2014-05-29). "Lars Vogt to replace Zehetmair at Royal Northern Sinfonia". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  3. ^ Gavin Engelbrecht (2014-05-28). "Royal Northern Sinfonia announces Lars Vogt as new music director". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  4. ^ Andrew Clements (2004-03-05). "Brahms: Intermezzi Op 117; Piano Pieces Op 118 and 119: Lars Vogt". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-12-11.

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