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made possible by the
Puffin Foundation

The Bergen Museum
of Art &Science

Teaneck, NJ

Maestro Winston dan Vogel

Musical Director Emeritus. Currently living in Israel

American conductor, Winston Dan Vogel, has distinguished himself on six continents as a dynamic conductor, forceful orchestra builder, imaginative program creator, composer and effective lecturer. As past music director and conductor of both the Virginia Symphony and the Shore Festival of Classics in New Jersey, his dedicated leadership, popularity and unanimous critical acclaim have increased box-office sales and markedly augmented attendance. First Prize winner of the prestigious Malko International Competition in Denmark and prize-winner in Rome's Santa Cecilia Competition, the Cantelli Competition in Milan and Citta di Sorrento International Competition, Maestro Vogel has conducted symphony orchestras, opera, ballet and choirs throughout the world with leading stars including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Lynn Harrell, Rudolf Firkushny, Janos Starker, Roberta Peters, Tito Gobbi, Andre-Michel Schub, Mikhail Barishnikov and Rudolf Nureyev.

In recent years he has conducted in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, the Ukraine, Hungary, Lithuania, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Italy, Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Russia and the UK and his first three CDs of Italian, Swiss and American music were released on the Dynamic and VDE-Gallo labels. Maestro Vogel holds degrees in piano and conducting from the Israel Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music in New York and a Master's Degree from Ball State University in Indiana. He has studied with Markevitch, Ferrara, Lert, Bamberger, Fournet and Morel and has participated in conducting seminars in Salzburg, Asilomar, Lugano, Hilversum, Siena and Monte Carlo. At the invitation of the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation Vogel returned to his native Israel to conduct the Israel National Opera and subsequently became the conductor of the Haifa Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic Choir and the Kibbutz Artzi Choir with which he toured Europe.

In Europe, Winston Vogel also held the positions of Kapellmeister of the Mainz Opera and Director of the Mainz Singakademie in Germany, and conductor of Het Nederlands Dans Theater in Holland. Maestro Vogel is the founder and Artistic Director of Opera USA, a Trustee of the Bergen Museum where he is also Artistic Director of the Mastodon Music Society and its Music Programs. Vogel avows a passion for collecting art, books and antiques and maintains homes in New York and Jerusalem.

Maestro Vogel brings world class music to the Museumís stage with productions through out the year. Watch the Museum's calendar for the next muscial event. Winston can be reached in New York City at 212-399-1905

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