06 September 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The music world is in shock at the passing of one of its most poetic and humble legends of the piano
Outpourings of grief appeared – and continue to appear – from friends who knew him well and fans who adored his stylish, elegant playing. Vogt died yesterday 5 September.
Vogt was diagnosed with cancer in March 2021 and only this past August had talked openly about it – and what music means to him – to Zsolt Bognár on This Classical Life.
Vogt appeared on the cover of Pianist issue 89. Inside, he said, "The key transfer, for pianists, is to sing, to sound like a singer or string or wind player. My approach to the keys is anyway quite 'loving', trying to be in tender contact with them, definitely not vertical – and even when it is vertical, trying to get the sound out of the keyboard rather than into it."
You can read the full interview here.
Main image: ©Giorgia Bertazzi