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. 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.
Lars is now increasingly working with orchestras as a conductor and in September 2015 took up his post as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead. As a conductor Lars has also worked with many leading orchestras, including the Cologne, and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Museumorchester and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
This season features conducting debuts with Singapore and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, Warsaw Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Lars performs as a soloist this season with, among others, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and St Louis and Baltimore Orchestras. He returns to North America for a tour with Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff including New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. He will also perform recitals in London, Salzburg, Barcelona and Beijing.
During his prestigious career Lars has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and NHK Symphony.