is one of today’s most renowned soloists, praised for his »soulful, richly hued playing« (»New York Times«) and his »spiralling virtuosity« (»Gramophone« magazine). Jan Vogler frequently performs with leading international orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg as well as the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma and collaborates with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck and Kent Nagano. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include recitals with his longtime collaborator, pianist Hélène Grimaud, concerts with the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre and Valery Gergiev, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, and appearances in Dresden and Cologne with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and its chief conductor Cristian Măcelaru. In addition to his appearances as a soloist, Jan Vogler also devotes himself to the joint project with his friend, actor Bill Murray – »Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds«. The innovative show explores the unexpected themes and points of contact of literature and chamber music from North America and Europe. The program features works by a wide array of artists including Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Bach, Piazzolla, Van Morrison, Gershwin, and Foster. »Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends« premiered at the Dresden Musikfestspiele in June 2017, and has been followed by tours in North America, Europe, and Australia. The album »New Worlds« was released by Decca Gold in September 2017. As prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan Vogler records exclusively for Sony Classical. His most recent album »Double Concertos« features works by Brahms, Rihm and Harbison, which he recorded together with his wife Mira Wang on the violin and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Peter Oundjian. On his previous recording of Tchaikovsky with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Moritzburg Festival Ensemble and Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Hugh Canning of »The Sunday Times« commented: »Vogler’s witty and affectionate Rococo Variations are up there with the best«. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded his third »ECHO Klassik« in the category »Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 (cello)«. Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Musikfestspiele since 2008. In 2006, he was honoured with the »Europäischer Kulturpreis« (European Culture Award) and in 2011 with the »Erich Kästner-Preis« (Erich Kästner Award) for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. Jan Vogler plays the 1707 Stradivari »Ex Castelbarco/Fau« cello.