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 gave his debut at Salzburg Festival aged 12 and was a prizewinner at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in 2014. In 2018 he was awarded the ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) Young Artist Award and the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) named him a Rising Star for the 2017/18 season. In the current season Christoph is featured as „Great Talent“ by Vienna’s Konzerthaus, where he will be performing regularly. He will also perform at the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Great Festival Hall Salzburg, the Romanian Atheneum Bucharest and the Philharmonie Luxembourg as well as a recital tour across several cities in Austria. Further highlights include appearances at the Salzburg Festival, Grafenegg Festival with the Tonkünstlerorchester under Yukata Sado and at the Sound Unbound Festival at the Barbican London with the Academy of Ancient Music. He will also appear on shows of the Bavarian Broadcasting, the Deutschlandfunk and the ZDF.



1jul7:00 pmNational Music Academy of Ukraine, (Kiev)with New Era Orchestra (NEO) and Tatyana Kalinichenko (conductor)7:00 pm

7jul7:30 amZwettl (AUT)with Friedrich Kleinhapl, Violoncello, Vladimir Petrov, Percussion, György Handl, Celesta, Johannes Hiemetsberger, Conductor and Chorus Sine Nomine7:30 am


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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"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


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