Bruce Vogt is a unique and dynamic performer. He performs regularly in concert and on the CBC within Canada, and has also inspired audiences in England, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Japan.
Bruce Vogt's repertoire is immensely varied, and encompasses music from the sixteenth century up to the present. He has consistently championed the music of contemporary composers, and has commissioned and premiered a number of new works. He is also an enthusiastic and dedicated performer on period instruments; his latest recording, released in the spring of 1999, features music of Robert Schumann performed on a restored 1864 Erard. His other recordings include two volumes of the music of Franz Liszt, which have established for him an enviable reputation as a Liszt interpreter. Born in Southern Ontario, Bruce Vogt 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. He has taught at a number of Canadian universities and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, where he is head of the Piano Department.
He sees teaching and working with young pianists and with piano teachers as an important commitment, making himself available as much as possible for master classes, workshops, festival adjudications and lectures.