On March 12th, Jan Vogler, an internationally renowned cellist, Director of Dresden Music Festival, and Artistic Director of Moritzburg Festival, will appear in the NCPA Concert Hall to present J. S. Bach Cello Suites. The performance of all these suites, lasting three hours, is honoured as a “marathon” concert by insiders. This is an important sign of foreign artists’ return to China in the post-epidemic era, and also marks NCPA’s passion for opening the door of culture and art to the outside world to deepen the exchanges between different civilizations.
The Baroque virtuoso J. S. Bach’s Cello Suites is not only a paradigm of unaccompanied music, but also a litmus test of performing skills and accomplishments for cellists. For a performer who plays the Cello Suites from start to finish at a concert, this is a test of his talent and courage. For the audience, this is also a rare opportunity to enjoy music.
As one of the most outstanding cellists of our time, Jan Vogler is considered to have developed “a souled and rich-tone performing style” by New York Times and praised as “an impressive virtuoso” by Gramophone. He is a recitalist who maintains long-term cooperation with the world’s most remarkable orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia; he also maintains deep cooperation with conductors including Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, and Kent Nagano.
Jan Vogler’s album of J. S. Bach six Cello Suites, won the “Instrumentalist Award (for Cello)” at ECHO Klassik 2014. This time, he will render all the six cello suites at the concert. In addition to showing his excellent virtuosity, he will perform for the Chinese audience with great sincerity as a performer from afar.
On March 10th, the cellist Jan Vogler was interviewed by the media at the NCPA Artist Salon. He talked about his understanding of J. S. Bach Cello Suites and his expectations for the concert.
“Diversity of civilizations promotes communication, communication facilitates mutual learning, and mutual learning boosts development”. As a national performing arts platform, NCPA is progressive in opening the door of culture and art to the outside world to keep promoting and deepening high-quality exchanges between Chinese and foreign civilizations. Following the appearance of the internationally renowned cellist Jan Vogler, more world-famous artists will take the stage of NCPA to give brilliant international performances. In the future, NCPA will shine again in the starry sky of art.