Felix Vogelsang

 won a full scholar ship for studies at the "Conservatoire de Musique du Québéc at the age of 16.  2001-2004 he was  assistent to Prof. Tilmann Wick at the University of Music and Theater, Hannover. After having gained orchetral 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 Pergamentchikov 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 spring 2005 he played as a soloist with the “Deutsches Kammerorchester” in the Berlin Philharmony. He is invited regularily to Festivals such as “Braunschweig Classix Festival”, the “Vinschgauer Musikwochen”, the “Festival de Chaillol”, the “Ceresio estate” and many others. Felix Vogelsang is prize winner of many international competitions, above all the “International D. Shostakovich Competition”(Hannover), the “International Cello Competition, Liezen" (Austria), the competition “junge Ensembles musizieren” and the Pietany Festival (Slovakia). Since 2004, he is the assistant principal cellist of the "Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana" in Lugano, Switzerland. A scholar ship of the foundation "PE-Fördeungen"(Mannheim)  allows him to own a marvelous Cello by "Don Nicolò Amati" from 1730. As a member of the Energie Nove String Quartet  he recorded for the swiss national TV and three CDs featuring the quartet-works by Prokofiev, Janacek and Smetana came out with the label „Dynamic“.All of these recordings have been praised by critics in journals and the internet alike. (Andrew Mellor, "the Strad": "The emotional layers in the Largo run deep right from the opening cello solo, played with sadness yet fortitude by Felix Vogelsang") . Next to his orchestral and chamber music activities, wich also included the "Duo8corde" with the cellist Silvia Longauerova and the "Duo Arpincello" with his wife, the harpist Eleonora Ligabò, Felix Vogelsang never ceased to perform as a soloist. The Schumann Concerto with his own orchestra under the baton of Denise Fedeli and the Tripel Concerto by Beethoven, again with the "OSI" directed by Alain Lombard are mere highlights. 

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....”      

General Music Director, Prof. G. A. Albrecht: "Felix Vogelsang is an outstanding  cellist with a great, beautiful sound and technical superiority. His ears and security of stile are first class."

 

 

Felix Vogelsang

nato nel 1975, ha studiato in Germania con Konrad Haesler e Tilmann Wick e in Canada con Pierre Morin. E stato assistente del Prof. Wick alla „Musikhochschule Hannover“. Dopo diverse esperienze in orchestra (European Union Youth Orchestra, Radiophilharmonie NDR, Detmolder Kammerorchester), artisti come Mstislaw Rostropowitsch e Anner Bylsma, ma anche Sir Colin Davis e Bernard Haitink lo hanno incoraggiato a dedicarsi all’attività solistica e da camera. Ha dato concerti in tutta Europa e negli Stati Uniti esibendosi in diversi festival tra cui Braunschweig, Schleswig Holstein, Vinschgau, Chaillol, Ceresio Estate e Pietany.

Nel 2002 ha debuttato a New York con il pianista Christopher Cooley e nel 2005 ha suonato come solista con la "Deutsche Kommerorchester" alla "Berliner Philharmonie". E’ stato premiato in diversi concorsi internazionali tra i quali il concorso  “Shostakovich” (Hannover), „Liezen“ (Austria) e Pietany (Slovakia), e come laureato della fondazione "PE-Förderungen" ha a disposizione un violoncello Amati del 1730.

in veste di  membro del Quartetto Energie Nove ha inciso tre CD con le opere per quartetto d'archi di Prokof'ev, Janacek e Smetana per il label „Dynamic“ e due quartetti di L.v. Beethoven per la Televisione Svizzera. I CD del Quartetto sono state criticate con entusiasmo in entrambi giornali come "the strad" e in rete (classical.net, radio rbb, art music lounge ecc.)

Dal 2004 è violoncello sostituto prima parte all’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

 

Sir Bernhard Haitink dice di lui: “Felix Vogelsang è fra gli eccelsi violoncellisti della sua generazione, è un musicista di straordinaria immaginazione”.