Born in Itzehoe (Schleswig-Holstein/Germany), Philipp Vogler studied at both the Music Universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf. He is a pianist, accompanist, composer and conductor.
His activities as pianist are featured on numerous recordings, such as Jugendlieder (Songs of youth) by Alban Berg (col-legno, 2002) and Abschied und Ankunft, Lieder aus Heimat und Fremde (Farewell and arrival, Songs from home and abroad), edited in 2003 by edition Körber-Stiftung (in Co-operation with State Opera Hamburg).
His professional activities of the past include engagements at the Municipal Theatre in Augsburg (Germany) and the Saarbrücken State Theatre. Between 1995 and 1999, he conducted there The Magic Flute and Il barbiere di Siviglia and premiered several commissioned compositions of incidental music. In 2000 he conducted Orff’s Carmina Burana and Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets at The Royal Albert Hall in London. From 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the Hamburg State Opera, first as répétiteur, later on as Head of Music.
Since 2003 Philipp Vogler is a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, positioned as the Musical Director of the Opera Programme. There he conducted numerous widely noticed local premières and operatic rediscoveries, such as Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Wachsfigurenkabinett (Wax Works) as well as Korngold’s musical Comedy The mute Serenade.
Furthermore, he is regularly performing chamber music together with the great violinist Stephan Schardt.