We have been alerted that the German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt died this afternoon, following a rapid deterioration of his cancer. Lars was 51.
Pianist & Conductor Lars Vogt passed away at 51
His family confirmed to Deutschlandfunk that he passed away at the age of 51 due to cancer which he disclosed last year.
Lars Vogt Cause of death
The German pianist and conductor died on Monday after a battle with liver cancer since March 2021. He had only been 51 years old.
In an effort to learn more about the occurrence, Daily Info Express has made an effort to contact the family and close friends. There are currently no responses. This page will be updated when we get enough information.
Who was Lars Vogt?
Lars Vogt was a German concert pianist and conductor who lived from September 8, 1970, to September 5, 2022.
Vogt was born in Düren and studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.
He rose to prominence after placing second in the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990, and he has since given major concerto and recital performances. In 1998, he founded the Spannungen festival in Heimbach (Eifel).
Career and life of Lars Vogt
Vogt studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. He placed second in the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990.
Since then, his personal style of playing the piano has piqued the interest of the world’s most important managers, who have taken his pianism to such prestigious institutions as the Berlin Philharmonic, New York, Boston, Paris, Munich, London, Stockholm, Concertgebouw, Philharmonia, the Malher Chamber Orchestra, the Nippon Hoso Kyokai Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome, conducted by such well-known artists as Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, and
Vogt has held a professorship for piano in Hanover since 2013. In recent years, he has been particularly active as a conductor, serving as the director of the Orchester de Chambre de Paris since 2020. Lars Vogt was inextricably linked to Deutschlandfunk through numerous recordings and media collaborations.
Vogt’s international career began in 1990 when he finished second at the prestigious Leeds Piano Competition. His musical interests included classical-romantic piano and chamber music repertoire, particularly works by Johannes Brahms. Lars Vogt founded his own chamber music festival, “tensions,” in Heimbach, Eifel, in 1998. In 2005, he launched the “Rhapsody in School” project, in which musicians visit schoolchildren in their classrooms with their instruments.
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