“Stephan Forck was born in 1965 in Brandenburg/Havel. He began taking music lessons from his mother at the age of four. Later, he continued his cello studies with Professor Josef Schwab at both the Spezialschule für Musik Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.
Stephan Forck has been a member of the Vogler Quartet since its founding in 1985.
The Quartet studied with Professor Eberhadt Feltz and won first prize at the International Quartet Competition in Evian, France in 1986. In 1989, the quartet collaborated with the LaSalle Quartet in Cincinnati, United States.
The ensemble has remained in its original lineup for 38 years. During that period they have produced recordings with labels such as RCA, Nimbus, Haenssler, Sony and CPO and have given more than 2,000 concerts on stages around the world.
After continuing his solo studies with Bernard Greenhouse, Stephan Forck was appointed professor of cello at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin in 1999.
Between 2007 and 2012, Stephan Forck was visiting professor of chamber music at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts.
Passionate about teaching, Stephan Forck is regularly invited to give master classes throughout Europe, America and China.”