In Memoriam
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About Lars

Music Director: Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Principal Artistic Partner: Royal Northern Sinfonia

Lars Vogt was one of the leading musicians of our time. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition. His versatility as an artist ranged from the music of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, to the Romantics Schumann, Brahms, Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, through to 20th Century works such as the dazzling Lutosławski concerto.

In September 2015 he began a fruitful five-year Music Directorship of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, after which he continued to work with the orchestra as their Principal Artistic Partner. In 2020 Lars was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, who unanimously voted to extend their relationship after only one year.

During his prestigious career Lars performed with many of the world’s great orchestras including the Concertgebouworkest, Orchestre de Paris, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and NHK Symphony.

Lars leaves behind a distinguished discography for EMI/Warner, Ondine, Avi and others, particularly in the Austro-German repertoire of which he was a master. His legacy as an educator includes the many students who studied with him at Hannover Conservatoire and benefited from his ground-breaking Rhapsody in Schools programme.

Most of all, his humanity and humility will be remembered by all those who encountered him.

Lars Vogt (1970 - 2022)