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Classical music (piano)
Among the elite of Canadian pianists, Bruce Vogt is a unique and dynamic performer. He appears regularly in concert within Canada, but has also inspired audiences in England, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, China, and Japan. Born in Southern Ontario, Bruce completed his initial musical studies with Damjana Bratuz and Anton Kuerti. Later he studied in the United States, England, Switzerland, and Italy, working with a number of celebrated musicians including Gyorgy Sebok, Louis Kentner, Fou Ts'Ong and Dario de Rosa.
Bruce Vogt's repertoire is extremely diverse, encompassing music from the sixteenth century to the present and from the virtuoso piano repertoire to the intimate art song. He has consistently championed the music of contemporary composers, and has commissioned and premiered a number of new works by such Canadian luminaries as Murray Adaskin and Alfred Fisher. He is also an enthusiastic and dedicated performer on period instruments; one of his solo recordings, released in the fall of 2003, features music of Robert Schumann performed on a restored 1864 Erard. His other recordings include several volumes of the solo piano music of Franz Liszt, which have established for him an enviable reputation as a Liszt interpreter.