Karsten Vogel (born January 11, 1943) is a Danish composer. He is also a conductor, a saxophonist and a music teacher.
Vogel was born in Copenhagen and was awarded his MA in Danish language and literature in 1968 from University of Copenhagen. He has received several prizes for his works, e.g. a three-year scholarship from Statens Kunstfond.
He has composed for Radiojazzgruppen, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and written a film score for the movie Er I bange, Er du grønlænder.
He has performed together with several individuals and groups:
- Brødrene Vogels Kvartet (1967–1969)
- Cadentia Nova Danica (1967–1972)
- Burnin Red Ivanhoe
- Secret Oyster (1972–1978)
- Birds of Beauty (1977–1979)
- Kenneth Knudsen (from 1975)
- Frits Helmuth (who was reading H.C. Andersen and Oehlenschläger out loud)