New cello concerto for Jan Vogler (February 2019)

»3 Composers – 3 Continents« – Under this motto, composers Nico Muhly from the USA, Sven Helbig from Germany and Zhou Long from China are currently composing a cello concerto for German cellist Jan Vogler, a universal collaborative work in three movements, which will be performed  and worldpremiered by Jan Vogler and the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (WDR), conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, the orchestra‘s designated Chief Conductor at the Dresden Music Festival 2019.
Jan Vogler says about the creation of this work:
“It is a very special opportunity to work with three different composers in parallel. Zhou Long, Sven Helbig and Nico Muhly wonderfully complement each other – China, Germany & Europe and the USA – the piece spans three very big cultural circles of our time, and the music allows us to travel to three different continents. This is not only exciting, but also very original and imaginative. Our world today could be just like this particular cello concerto: colourful, rich in contrast and in happy cultural coexistence.”
The concert will be recorded by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk and broadcast at a later date.

Jan Vogler: Interview with SPIEGEL (December 2018)

Cellist Jan Vogler gave a big interview for the German magazine SPIEGEL. You can read this here  (only for subscribers).

Furthermore, a few weeks ago Jan Vogler finished the successful Australia and New Zealand tour with “Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends”. Read here an interview with the cellist on the occasion of this tour.

Jan Vogler announces Dresden Music Festival 2019 (September 2018)

Today, 12 September, Artistic Director Jan Vogler announced the festival program of the Dresden Music Festival 2019, following the motto “Visions”. From 16 May until 10 June 2019, the festival will also refer to the Bauhaus centennial. Within the 56 events at 22 venues Jan Vogler wants to break genre boundaries and revive traditions in the sense of the Bauhaus philosophy, together with artists and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Find here more information about the entire festival program for 2019.

Jan Vogler: Moritzburg Festival Finale on 26 August (August 2018)

On 26 August, the 26th Moritzburg Festival ended with a brilliant final in the church of Moritzburg: persistent applause and standing ovations after Mendelssohns string octet op. 20, the traditional final piece. The Artistic director Jan Vogler sums up:
“Moritzbur
g’s exceptional audience inspired artists from all over the world and highly motivated us musicians. What unique atmospheres at the concerts and a wonderful dialogue between music, nature and architecture. ”

Over the past two weeks, international soloists such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Avi Avital, Mira Wang, Arnaud Sussmann, Olli Mustonen, Pauline Sachse, Paul Huang, Jan Vogler, Yeree Suh, Richard O’Neill and Alexander Sitkovetsky have been working on dynamic chamber ensembles.

The short, multi-faceted compositions by Dai Fujikura, Composer-in-Residence 2018, set exciting contrasts.

Jan Vogler’s Moritzburg Festival starts on 11 August (August 2018)

From 11 – 26 August,  this year’s Moritzburg Festival will take place at castle Moritzburg in Saxony. Cellist Jan Vogler is founder and Artistic Director of the festival. This year’s patron is Prof. Monika Grütters, minister of State for culture and media in Germany.

Find here the festival’s program and further information.