Recognized for his “rapturously heartfelt” playing (Washington Post) Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has featured him with many internationally renowned orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and the Vienna Symphony. A passionate recitalist and chamber musician, he performs regularly with pianists Hélène Grimaud and Martin Stadfeld and with violinist Mira Wang.
With a strong classical foundation, Jan Vogler embraces the work of his contemporaries and welcomes the process of experimentation, expansion and refinement in his performance style. A dedicated champion of new music, he has recently premiered works by renowned composers Tigran Mansurian with the WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Cologne Triennale, John Harbison, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Udo Zimmermann with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.
A cello prodigy at age 6, Jan first studied with his father Peter Vogler and subsequently with Josef Schwab in Berlin, Heinrich Schiff and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he won the principal cello position of the Staatskapelle Dresden and became the youngest concertmaster in the history of this orchestra. However, his dream of a solo career gradually became reality and he left his position in Dresden in 1997. That same year, certain that the roots of old European music-making were to be found in America, he moved to New York, where he has remained sharing his home with his wife, violinist Mira Wang and their two children. He has won the ‘Echo-Award (German equivalent of the Grammies) and the 2006 European Cultural Award.