Lars Vogt, piano

Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians 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-five years.

In addition to solo recitals and performances as a conductor, Lars Vogt appears regularly with Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, including recent performances in New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. He enjoys a high profile as a chamber musician, and in June 1998 he founded his own chamber festival in the village of Heimbach near Cologne. Known as Spannungen, the concerts take place in an art-nouveau hydro-electric power station. Its success has been marked by the release of several live recordings on the CAvi and EMI labels.

In addition to Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars has enjoyed regular partnerships with colleagues such as Thomas Quasthoff, Ian Bostridge and Julian Pregardian and collaborates with actor Klaus-Maria Brandauer and comedian Konrad Beikircher. Since 2015 he has also served as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead.