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Felix Vogelsang

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

cum Laude”.

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....”



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