Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. 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 and has enjoyed a varied career for over twenty-five years. His versatility as an artist ranges from the core classical repertoire of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms to the romantics Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov through to the dazzling Lutoslawski concerto.
In addition to his high-profile career as a pianist, Lars Vogt appears regularly as a conductor and took up the mantle of Music Director of Orchestre de chambre de Paris in July 2020. He also continues his relationship with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS), now as a Principal Artistic Partner, following a very successful five-year tenure as Music Director. With the RNS he developed a strong international profile with concerts in Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul, and regular visits to French and German summer festivals.
As a conductor Lars has also worked with many leading orchestras, including the Cologne and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Hannover Opera Orchestra, Frankfurt Museumorchester Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Sydney, Singapore and New Zealand symphony orchestras. In May 2019 he undertook a highly acclaimed tour of Germany and France leading the Mahler Chamber Orchestra including concerts in Berlin, Munich and Paris.