Jean-Marc Vogt

Jean-Marc Vogt grew up in a family of musicians and Germanists. He received his first violin lessons at the age of five, switching to the viola at 16. He studied with the LaSalle Quartet in Cincinnati and with Prof. Ulrich Koch and Prof. Kim Kashkashian in Freiburg. In 1988 he played with a temporary contract at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and since 1991 he has been a member of the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra. Jean-Marc Vogt works in an honorary capacity to support young musicians and improve their professional working conditions, for example with the Bavarian Chamber for Social Benefits and Pensions, in the German Orchestra Foundation, and as a member of juries. He has also been Chairman of the German Orchestra Association (DOV) and a member of the Hessian State Music Council’s Executive Committee, and has served as an expert on stage professions for the European Commission.

Jean-Marc Vogt is a member of the Executive Committee of the German Music Council.

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