October 8, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- In the latest installment of the 2003-04 Music at Amherst Series, German pianist Lars Vogt will present works by Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert on Monday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.

Vogt first came to international attention by winning second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Competition. He has since appeared with the symphony orchestras across Europe and North America. Having toured Australia, North Africa, the Baltic States and Southeast Asia, Vogt returns this season to Tokyo for his third appearance with the NHK Symphony and a second recital at Kioi Hall. He is also an accomplished recording artist with 15 CDs to his credit, including solo recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mussorgsky, Schubert, Schumann and Tchaikovsky; his latest concerto release is Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 2 with the Berlin Philharmonic and Claudio Abbado.

Praising Vogt's 2002 Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Times hailed him as "an imaginative and sensitive artist," writing, "Phrase after phrase came alive, always naturally, from a judicious molding of dynamics (down toward extremes of delicate pianissimo), an alert trill or a nice feel for color and texture. Mr. Vogt's own first-movement cadenza was assured, like his playing, and magnificent in its contrapuntal energy."

Admission to the concert is $21, senior citizens and Amherst College employees, $18, and students $4. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.