Veteran Pianist Lars Vogt dies at 51

Veteran Pianist Lars Vogt dies at 51

Lars Vogt was a German classical pianist, conductor and academic teacher. Noted by The New York Times for his interpretations of Brahms, Vogt performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic.

He was the music director of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris at the time of his death and also served as the music director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

German classical pianist Lars Vogt passed away at 51

The classical music world is grieving the death of pianist and conductor Lars Vogt who died Sept. 5. According to his representatives, Vogt died “surrounded by his family following a fight with cancer.” “The musical world is crushed by the passing of the beautiful pianist and friend,” tweeted Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, “Just days ago, we were texting each other hoping to meet.

I wish we’d had the time. Tonight, we listened to him, keeping him in our hearts. We’ll never forget you, dear Lars. ” “Music is such an incredible thing,” Vogt told musician Zsolt Bognár on his program Living The Classical Life, “In music, you are taken into this universe where you forget everything.” Bognár organized a fundraising for Vogt’s family.

Lars Vogt Age, Family, Early Life

Lars Vogt was born on 8 September 1970(51 years old) in Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia. He holds an german nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Virgo.

lars vogt family

There is currently no verified information about Lars Vogt’s parents yet.

Lars Vogt Wife, What about his Children?

Lars Vogt was first married to the Russian composer Tatjana Komarova. He lived with his second wife, musician Anna Reszniak, and three children.

Lars Vogt’s career, what is his profession?

Lars Vogt rose to prominence after winning second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and made notable concerto and recital performances. His first big recordings were with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle, first in 1992 Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, then Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos.

1 and 2 in 1995. Vogt originally played with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

He initially appeared with the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel in the 2003/04 season. He had a tight relationship with the Berlin Philharmonic who made him their first pianist in residence, again alongside Rattle. Vogt recorded commercially for such labels as EMI/Warner Classics, Avi Music, and Ondine. He was a dedicated chamber musician, focused on the repertoire of music from the classical period and the romantic era.

He has cooperated with composers such as Volker David Kirchner, Thomas Larcher, Kryštof Mařatka and Erkki-Sven Tüür.

Lars organized the event Spannungen for chamber music in Heimbach (Eifel) in a decommissioned power plant in 1998. He delivered his last concert there, playing on 26 June 2022 with Christian Tetzlaff, Barbara Buntrock and Tanja Tetzlaff, playing the Piano Quartet No. 3 by Johannes Brahms.

After Kämmerling’s death in 2012, he succeeded him as professor of piano at the Musikhochschule Hannover.

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In May 2014, the Royal Northern Sinfonia announced the selection of Vogt as its new music director, his first role as a conductor, effective September 2015. Vogt served as music director until 2020, and has the designation of Principal Artistic Partner with the orchestra.

In October 2019, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris (OCP) announced the selection of Vogt as its new music director, commencing with the 2020–2021 season, with an initial contract of 3 years. In December 2021, the OCP announced an extension of Vogt’s tenure through June 2025. He retained the OCP post till his death.

How much is Lars Vogt Net worth?

Lars Vogt’s net worth has not yet been investigated in detail.

Which school and college did he go to?

Lars Vogt was studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling.

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Is he available on any kind of social media platforms?

Lars Vogt is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has 4,069 followers on Instagram and 4,776 followers on twitter.

Physical Appearance of Lars Vogt’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorBlack and white
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Lars Vogt’s should be knows

EthnicityNot Available
Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship StatusMarried