Thomas Zehetmair to Leave Royal Northern Sinfonia. Pianist Lars Vogt to Replace.

Lars Vogt Music Director Royal Northern Sinfonia

It has been announced that 43 year old German piano virtuoso Lars Vogt has been appointed as the new Music Director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, in England.

Vogt will replace Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair - who has served the position since 2001.

A former prize winner at the Leeds International Piano competition, Vogt's career thus far has been primarily that of a piano soloist and chamber musician - including frequent collaborations with violinist Sarah Chang.