Marc L. Vogler
komponist | pianist | dirigent


Marc L. Vogler (*1998) is a German composer, conductor and pianist. Rheinische Post called him « A Pioneer in Composition », Olivier Latry described his music as « Icily Full of Truth ». He is Award Winner of the most prestigious German Composition Award Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2022 as well as of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Opus One 2020).

Having composed his first opera at the age of 16 (premiered at the Gelsenkirchen Opera House), he continued his path with academic studies of contemporary music in Düsseldorf and Cologne at the renowned Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln majoring in composition (Prof. Manfred Trojahn, Prof. Brigitta Muntendorf, Prof. Miroslav Srnka), orchestra conducting and piano. That gave him the opportunity to establish himself in the world of well-known classical music festivals and obtain engagements throughout Europe.

His music was performed e.g. by WDR Sinfonieorchester, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker and Ensemble Musikfabrik and was broadcasted on WDR 3 radio, NDR, Deutschlandfunk and WDR television.

Further performances include concerts in Milan Cathedral (Italy), New Opera West Los Angeles (USA), ARTER Istanbul (Turkey) and during the Cordouan UNESCO Celebration (France). In 2017, his work was presented in an article for Der Spiegel magazine. Since 2018, he obtained composition commissions e.g. for Europäisches Klassikfestival, Oper Bielefeld, AchtBrücken festival of Cologne Philharmonie and BTHVN 2020.

His opera "Felix Krull" (after the novel by T. Mann) was premiered in 2023 in Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne under the musical direction of the composer and received broad media coverage. 

In the 2024-26 seasons, Vogler will be working as Composer in Residence at Oper Dortmund.