“Mr. Vogler’s soulful, richly hued playing highlighted the piece’s melancholy traits,

with the plaintive solo cello line embodying the voice of the biblical King Solomon.”

(The New York Times)

Jan Vogler is one of today’s most renowned soloists, praised for his “soulful, richly hued playing (New York Times) and his “spiralling virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine).

Jan Vogler frequently performs with leading international orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Bavarian Radio symphony orchestras, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and collaborates with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck and Kent Nagano.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include recitals with his longtime collaborator, pianist Hélène Grimaud, a recital at Wigmore Hall, concerts with the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre and Valery Gergiev, the Singapore Symphony and with RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin. In Dresden he will play the world premiere of the cello concerto ‘3 COMPOSERS – 3 CONTINENTS with three movements from three composers (Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig and Zhou Long) representing three different continents with the WDR-Sinfonieorchester and its chief conductor Cristian Măcelaru.

In addition to his appearances as a soloist, Jan Vogler also devotes himself to the joint project with his friend, actor Bill Murray, ‘Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds’. The innovative show explores the unexpected themes and points of contact of literature and chamber music from North America and Europe. The project has been touring extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. In September 2017, the album ‘New Worlds’ was released by Decca Gold.

A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan Vogler records exclusively for Sony Classical. His most recent album ‘Double Concertos’ features works by Brahms, Rihm and Harbison, which he recorded together with his wife Mira Wang on the violin and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Peter Oundjian. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded his third ECHO Klassik award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the 1707 Stradivari ‘Ex Castelbarco/Fau’ cello.


Jan Vogler is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music.

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Kabalevsky: Cello concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 49 | Staatskapelle Halle

Saturday Sessions: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends perform “The Swan / Blessing the Boats”, CBS This Morning, Oct 2017

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oct 2017: “Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & friends: New Worlds” #1 On The Classical Charts

Bloch: Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra | Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bach: Cello Suite No 1 – Prelude

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor | Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Album highlights

Title: Double Concertos
Composer: Brahms, Rihm, Harbison
Other Artists: Mira Wang, violin, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian – conductor
Released: 2018
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds
Composer: Gershwin, Bach, Ravel, Mancini, Piazzolla, Bernstein, Text by Whitman, Twain, Hemingway, Cooper
Other Artists: Bill Murray, vocals, Mira Wang, violin, Vanessa Perez, piano
Released: 2017
Label: Decca Gold

Title: Schumann Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2
Composer: R. Schumann
Other Artists: Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivon Bolton – conductor
Released: 2016
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Tchaikovsky
Composer: P. Tchaikovsky
Other Artists: Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Moritzburg Festival Ensemble, Andrés Orozco-Estrada – conductor
Released: 2016
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Concerti di Venezia
Composer: Caldara, Marcello, Porpora, Vandini, Vivaldi
Other Artists: La Folia Barockorchester
Released: 2014
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Dichterliebe
Composer: R. Schumann
Other Artists: Moritzburg Festival Ensemble, Hélène Grimaud – piano
Released: 2013
Label: Sony Classical

Title: J. S. Bach; The Cello Suites
Composer: J. S. Bach
Other Artists:
Released: 2013
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto – Symphony No. 5
Composer: L. v. Beethoven
Other Artists: The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, Colin Jacobsen, Antti Siirala
Released: 2013
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Kammermusik für Streicher
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Other Artists: Moritzburg Festival Ensemble
Released: 2012
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Schubert trout variations
Composer: F. Schubert
Other Artists: Moritzburg Festival Ensemble
Released: 2011
Label: Sony Classical

Title: My Tunes 2
Composer: Various
Other Artists: Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Helmut Branny – conductor
Released: 2010
Label: Sony Classical

Title: New Worlds
Composer: Various
Other Artists: The Knights Ensemble, Eric Jacobsen – conductor
Released: 2010
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Joseph Haydn: Cellokonzerte I-III
Composer: J. Haydn
Other Artists: Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler – conductor
Released: 2010
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Johann Sebastian Bach: Gambensonaten BWV 1027-1029
Composer: J. S. Bach
Other Artists: Martin Stadtfeld – piano
Released: 2009
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Jan Vogler and The Knights Experience: Live from New York
Composer: D. Shostakovich, J. Hendrix
Other Artists: The Knights Ensemble, Eric Jacobsen – conductor
Released: 2009
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Mendelssohn: Cellosonaten Nr. 1 & 2
Composer: F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Other Artists:  Louis Lottie – piano
Released: 2009
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Jan Vogler – The Cellist
Composer: Various
Other Artists:  Münchener Kammerorchester, Louis Lottie, Bruno Canino – piano, Virtuosi Saxoniae Orchestra, Christoph Poppen – conductor
Released: 2009
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Tango!
Composer: A. Piazzolla
Other Artists: Moritzburg Festival Ensemble
Released: 2008
Label: RCA

Title: Camille Saint-Saens: Cellokonzert Nr.1 / La Muse et le Poète
Composer: C. Saint-Saens
Other Artists: Mira Wang – Violine, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Thierry Fischer – conductor
Released: 2008
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Concerti Brillanti
Composer: Various
Other Artists: Münchener Kammerorchester, Reinhard Giebel – conductor
Released: 2007
Label: Sony Classical

Title: My Tunes 1
Composer: Various
Other Artists: Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Helmut Branny – conductor
Released: 2007
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Mozart: Divertimento for string trio
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Other Artists: Moritzburg Festivals Ensemble
Released: 2006
Label: Sony Classical

Title: The Secrets of Dvořák’s cello concerto
Composer: A. Dvořák, S. Collins Foster
Other Artists: Angelika Kirschschlager – Mezzo, Helmut Deutsch – Piano, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, David Robertson – conductor
Released: 2005
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Richard Strauss – Don Quixote
Composer: R. Strauss
Other Artists: Louis Lottie – piano, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luise – conductor
Released: 2004
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Cello Concertos
Composer: E. W. Korngold, S. Barber, J. Bürger
Other Artists: German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken, Thomas Sanderling – conductor
Released: 2004
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Fauré/Schumann – Piano Quintets
Composer: R. Schumann, G. Fauré
Other Artists: Louis Lottie – piano, James Ehnes, Mira Wang – Violine, Naoko Shimizu – Viola
Released: 2003
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Schumann/Widmann Cello Concertos
Composer: R. Schumann, J. Widmann
Other Artists: Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen – conductor
Released: 2002
Label: Berlin Classics

Title: Clarinet Trios
Composer: L. v. Beethoven, J. Brahms, J. Widmann
Other Artists: Jörg Widmann – clarinet, Ewa Kupier – piano
Released: 2002
Label: Berlin Classics

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