Allan Vogel is one of America's leading wind soloists and chamber musicians. Hailed as "an aristocrat of his instrument, an oboe virtuoso with few equals" (Los Angeles Times) and "undoubtedly one of the few world masters" (San Diego Union), he is principal oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world and has been featured at the Chamber Music Northwest, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Summerfest, Sarasota and Oregon Bach Festivals. Vogel has been guest principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. Since 1994 he has been a guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. In that same year he completed his third tour to Japan. In the 1995-96 season, Vogel performed concerti by Vaughan-Williams, Strauss, Bach and Telemann.
His discography includes recordings for RCA, Nonesuch and Delos with ensembles including Musical Offering Baroques Ensemble, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Winds and Tashi. He participated in recordings of the Bach cantatas with Helmuth Rilling in Germany and has recently begun a series of solo recordings. Vogel is a founding faculty member at CalArts and his former students hold many prominent orchestral and university positions throughout the country.