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Piano Greats: Lars Vogt

Lars 2 © Giorgia Bertazzi


Lars Vogt piano

Janáček Piano Sonata No.1 X.1905 ‘The Street’
Mozart Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major K.333
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29 in B-flat major Op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’

Join Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Principal Artistic Partner Lars Vogt for a very special solo piano recital. Described as ‘a pianist of remarkable gifts’, Lars will undoubtedly bring an exciting and unique perspective to three of his of all-time favourite piano sonatas: Janáček’s dramatic Piano Sonata No.1, almost lost forever when the composer tore up the score in a fit of self-doubt after the premiere; Mozart’s joyously colourful Piano Sonata in B-flat major; and Beethoven’s magnificent masterpiece ‘Hammerklavier’, widely regarded as one of his most challenging compositions.

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Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt has established himself as 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 and has enjoyed a varied career for over thirty years. His versatility as an artist ranges 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 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. In the 2021/22 season he will curate his own series with the orchestra in Theatre de Champs Elysée and Pierre Boulez Salle, as well as take the orchestra on tour. He also continues his relationship with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, 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

Lars 3 © Gioriga Bertazzi