Jan Vogler’s Songbook with de Falla, Paganini and Piazzolla (June 2019)

On 14 June 2019 cellist Jan Vogler and guitarist Ismo Eskelinen released their new CD Songbook on Sony Classical. With pieces by de Falla, Paganini and Piazzolla, among others, the two musicians expand the repertoire of the unusual combination violoncello and guitar. The selection of pieces includes arrangements originally composed for violin and guitar, such as Cantabile by Niccolo Paganini, as well as original works such as the Sonata for guitar and cello by Radamés Gnattali and Moon River by Henri Mancini, a classic of popular music.

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World premiere with Jan Vogler on WDR 3 (June 2019)

The world premiere of the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra can be heard here on WDR 3. The Concerto composed for the German cellist Jan Vogler by Nico Muhly from the USA, Sven Helbig from Germany and Zhou Long from China was premiered at the Dresden Music Festival on 18 May 2019 with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by its designated principal conductor Cristian Măcelaru .

Recorded on 18 May at the Kulturpalast, Dresden
Nico Muhly/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3

Jan Vogler gives concerts in Münster (April 2019)

On 16 and 17 April cellist Jan Vogler will be guest at the Symphony Orchestra of Münster and will perform Saint-Saëns’ concerto for violoncello and orchestra No. 1 a minor op. 33.

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Jan Vogler in Munich with the MKO (April 2019)

On 7 April 2019 Jan Vogler, together with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, will perform works by CPE Bach and Haydn under the direction of concert master Daniel Giglberger at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Already in 2007 he recorded CPE Bach’s cello concerto in A major Wq 172 with the orchestra and Reinhard Goebel and released it on the CD “Concerti Brillanti”.

Further information about the concert can be found here.

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.