Jan Vogler’s contract as director of the Dresden Music Festival extended to 2026 (January 2020)

Jan Vogler will remain director of the Dresden Music Festival for the upcoming years: The internationally acclaimed cellist has extended his contract with the state capital of Dresden to 2026. In 2009, he assumed the role of director of the festival, founded in 1978, and has since endeavored to establish it as one of the most important and successful classical music festivals in Europe. From 2009 to 2019, the Festival’s revenue from ticket sales and funds from sponsors has increased fivefold.


Jan Vogler at the Kölner Philharmonie (January 2020)

“Music in dialogue” – themes of our time enter into an exciting dialogue with great works of the classical concert canon

On January 23, the cello concerto by Zhou Long (China), Sven Helbig (Germany) and Nico Muhly (USA), which was composed especially for Jan Vogler and premiered last year at the Dresden Music Festival 2019, is part of an event with the writer Thea Dorn and will be broadcast live on WDR 3 & WDR 5 as well as in a live stream here.

23 January Cologne
WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cristian Mãcelaru
Nico Muhly / Sven Helbig / Zhou Long: Three continents

Here you can find a trailer about the creation and development of the piece.

Jan Vogler at the Philharmonie in Cologne (November 2019)

The renowned cellist Jan Vogler will perform an extraordinary repertoire at the Philharmonie in Cologne on 19 November 2019: Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Violoncello and Orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.

19 November Cologne, Philharmonie
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
Britten: Symphony for Violoncello and Orchestra op. 68

Further information can be found here.