Felix Vogelsang, born 1975 in Paderborn, Germany, studied with Prof. Wick at the
renowned University of Music in Hannover. He excelled in his Solo-Diploma with “Summa
A PhD-program together with a scholarship from the state of Niedersachsen allowed him
to work as Prof. Wick's assistant for 3 years. Upon having gained orchestral experience in
the “European Union Youth Orchestra”, the “Detmolder Kammerorchester” and the
“Radiophilharmonie des NDR, Hannover”, he was supported in the idea of doing solo work
besides his many chamber music engagements by artists like Mstislav Rostropovich,
Anner Bylsma, Boris Pergamenschikov and Sir Colin Davis.
His career led him through all of Europe, Chile, South Africa and the United States, where
he gave his New York debut in 2002 with the pianist Christopher Cooley in Alice Tully Hall.
In Spring, 2005 he played as a soloist with the “Deutsches Kammerorchester” in the Berlin
Philharmonie under the baton of Markus Poschner.
He is regularly invited to festivals such as “Braunschweig Classix Festival”, the
“Vinschgauer Musikwochen”, the “Festival de Chaillol”, the “Ceresio estate” among many
Felix Vogelsang is a prize winner of the “ International D. Shostakovich Competition” (3rd
prize), the “International Cello Competition, Liezen (Austria, 1st prize)”, the competition
“junge Ensembles musizieren” (special prize) and the Pietany Festival (Slovakia:1. Prize
and audience prize).
He was for 9 years member of the “Erasmus Trio” (piano trio) and later of the “Hannover
String Quartet”. As a founding member of the Energie Nove String Quartet he recorded for
the Swiss national TV and several CDs featuring the quartet works by Prokoffiev, Smetana
and Janacek. In collaboration with the famous violist Vladimir Mendelssohn they also
recorded the two string quintets by Johannes Brahms. All these recordings were highly
praised by the international press.
Vogelsang has been the assistant principal cello of the “Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana”
since 2004, and the artistic director of the festival „Note di Primavera“ at Ronco sopra
Ascona since 2020.
As a member of the “PE-Förderungen” he plays a violoncello by Don Nicolo Amati from
Sir Bernhard Haitink: “Felix Vogelsang is an outstanding cellist of his generation, his
interpretations are full of fantasy and yet always serving the composers ideas....”