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Named a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the 2017/18 season, percussionist Christoph Sietzen has been praised by the media as an outstanding talent – a refreshingly natural musician notable for his technical mastery and powerful stage presence. He was a prizewinner at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in 2014, and received the Pizzicato Supersonic Award for his first solo CD, released by GENUIN classics in 2017 and taking its name from a work composed for Sietzen by Emmanuel Séjourné: “Attraction”. Pizzicato magazine described it as “a stupendous solo performance in every respect”. Christoph Sietzen, a citizen of Luxembourg, was born in Salzburg, where he made his performing debut at the age of 12 at the Salzburg Festival. (...) Since 2014 he has held a teaching post at Vienna’s University for Music and the Performing Arts.

Concerts

september

2sepAll DayEhemalige Kindler’sche Fabrik Gomaringen - Grundton D / DeutschlandfunkRecital The Wave Quartet(All Day: sunday)

4sep7:30 pmAtheneum Bucharestwith Bogdan Bacanu, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Nicolae Moldoveanu7:30 pm

News

Interview WDR 3

Before his concert in Rheine, Christoph appeared on the radio-show "Ton Art" on German radio station WDR 3. Here you can...
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ICMA “Young Artist Award” 2018

  The ICMA Young Artist Award 2018 goes to Christoph Sietzen. The baritone, José van Dam, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award,...
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Christoph Sietzen live on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune”

  Christoph played music by J.S. Bach, F. Chueca and Arvo Pärt live in the studio and was chatting with...
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Discography

"Awesome technique, unrelenting intensity, tremendous power, breath-taking speed, idiosyncratic presence and a profound musicality would be some of the superlatives needed to describe the talent of the Luxembourgish-Austrian percussionist Christoph Sietzen." - Pizzicato Magazine

Videos

Watch Christoph explaining the story behind his new album "Incantations"

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