Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has featured him with many internationally renowned orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and the Vienna Symphony. A passionate recitalist and chamber musician, he performs regularly with pianist Hélène Grimaud and with his wife, violinist Mira Wang.
A cello prodigé at age 6, Jan first studied with his father Peter Vogler and subsequently with Josef Schwab in Berlin, Heinrich Schiff and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he won the principal cello position of the Staatskapelle Dresden and became the youngest concertmaster in the history of this orchestra. In 1997, Jan left his position in Dresden to pursue a solo career, and moved to New York where he currently lives with his family. He won the 2006 European Cultural Award, and received an Echo Award (German equivalent of the Grammies) for the third time, as Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 for his recording of the complete Bach Cello Suites, released in 2013.
In the 2012/13 season, Jan Vogler returned to the New York Philharmonic, debuted with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano. In the 2013/14 season, he played with orchestras such as the Bamberger Symphoniker, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan and Copenhagen Philharmonics, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In 2014/15, performances are scheduled at the Gewandhaus Leipzig with the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi, the Philharmonie Köln with the same Orchestra under Eliahu Inbal and concerts with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano at the Prague Spring Festival, Semperoper Dresden and Konzerthaus Wien.
A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Vogler currently records exclusively for SONY Classical. In November 2014 he toured with La Folia Baroque Orchestra and together with that Orchestra, Vogler will release his next CD on SONY Classical, for which he will be playing on gut strings. Jan Vogler is the General Director of the Dresden Musikfestspiele and founder and Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival. He plays a Stradivari cello from 1707 and the 1721 Domenico Montagnana cello ‘Ex-Hekking’.