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Faculty Concert: Lebewohl. A Final Recital // Bruce Vogt, piano

Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bruce Vogt has been Professor of Piano at the UVic School of Music since 1980 and will retire this June. Join us for Vogt’s final performance at the School of Music with captivating piano works by Haydn, Rameau, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

Distinguished poet, Governor-General award recipient, and noted philosopher, Jan Zwicky, will recite a new poem commissioned by Vogt as an overture to Liszt’s Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort, which was written to illustrate a poem that has since been lost.



Bruce Vogt is a Canadian pianist and teacher who has received praise internationally for his mesmerizing performances, inspiring audiences across Canada and abroad. He has given recitals across Europe, as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, in such major centres as London, Paris and Prague, as well as in venues in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania. His upcoming visit to Japan in May of 2024 will be his sixteenth Japanese tour. He has also performed and taught in China. Vogt grew up in Southern Ontario where he studied with Damjana Bratuz and Anton Kuerti. Later, he studied in the U.S. and Europe with Gyorgy Sebok, Louis Kentner, Fou Ts’Ong, Dario de Rosa and other notable musicians. In addition to his career as a soloist and chamber musician, Vogt is Professor at the University of Victoria. Because he sees teaching and working with young pianists and teachers as an important commitment, he leads masterclasses and workshops and adjudicates for festivals. In recent years, he has received many invitations in Canada and abroad to indulge another of his passions – improvising accompaniments to great films of the silent era.  He has played for and lectured on films by Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Griffith, Murnau, Sjöström, Lubitsch and others.

Jan Zwicky is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, Wisdom & Metaphor and, with co-author Robert Bringhurst, Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis. She was educated at the Universities of Calgary and Toronto and, in the 80s and 90s, developed the first courses in environmental studies at several Canadian universities. Her poetry has been published in translation in several European languages, and she has read and lectured widely in North America and Europe. Zwicky grew up in the northwest corner of the Great Central Plain on Treaty 6 territory and currently lives on Quadra Island, unceded territory with a complex history including Coast Salish and Kwakwalan influences. She is a serious gardener, a musician, and an amateur naturalist.


Pay What You Can (you choose how much you’d like to pay for your ticket):
Tier 1: $12
Tier 2: $20
Tier 3: $28
Tier 4: $35

Tickets available in advance and at the door (cash, credit, debit accepted). Advance tickets sales close at 12pm on Mar. 1.
All seating is general admission.
1 complimentary ticket available at the door for all UVic School of Music students.


Saturday, March 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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School of Music, University of Victoria
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
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