Lars Vogt has rapidly established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has enjoyed a varied career for over twenty years. His versatility as an artist ranges from the core classical repertoire of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms to the romantics Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov through to the dazzling Lutoslawski concerto. A keen chamber musician, Lars Vogt is now increasingly working with orchestras both as conductor and directing from the keyboard.
Orchestral highlights of Lars Vogt’s 2013/2014 season include performances in Amsterdam and London with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, a tour of China and concerts in Berlin and Vienna with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev, and an appearance with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris. In Switzerland he is featured as artist-in-residence with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra including a week of play/direct performances. Other concerto appearances include with the NDR Hamburg, Guerzenich Cologne, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de France, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the City of Birmingham Symphony with Andris Nelsons. Outside of Europe he returns to the NHK Symphony in Tokyo with Roger Norrington and performs with the Boston and St Louis Symphony Orchestras.