"By the time my voice changed, I was already into the oboe. I've been fanatical about the oboe ever since. I fell in love with the sound of it, as many people do. I liked playing it, too, physically.
I have the right personality for it, kind of tenacious. That's what the oboe takes." He then attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in English; however, during his senior year, he decided to concentrate on his oboe playing. He studied with Robert Bloom at Yale University where he received a doctorate in performance. He received a Fulbright Fellowship and studied in Berlin with Lother Koch (former principal, Berlin Philharmonic), and with oboists Fernand Gillet (former principal, Boston Symphony) and Josef Marx. Vogel joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1973 under the baton of Neville Marriner, and is currently Principal Oboe. He has performed as guest principal oboe with the Boston Symphony for concerts in the major European capitals, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Boston Symphony Hall.
In addition, he has served as guest principal oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Hollywood Bowl, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has also been guest principal with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Since 1994, Vogel has often been a guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City and has completed three tours of Japan. In 2000, he was one of eight musicians from the Chamber Music Society to perform at the White House for President Bill Clinton at a state dinner in honor of the Prime Minister of India. Vogel made his concerto debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the New York Chamber Symphony.
Since then, he has performed as a soloist with many orchestras. He has been featured at many leading American music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Summerfest, Sarasota, Oregon Bach Festival, Music @ Menlo and Chamber Music Northwest. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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