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.



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


SPIEGEL Online Review

Werner Theurich reviews Christophs CD "Attraction": "Mit Originalkompositionen und originellen Bearbeitungen brennt Sietzen ein Feuerwerk klanglicher Vielfalt und virtuoser Schlagtechnik-Hexerei...
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New Wave Quartet CD to be released in September

The Wave Quartets performing Bach Concertos on 2 to 8 Marimbas with the ECHO Klassik winning L'Orfeo Barockorchester will be...
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“One attraction in the best sense of the word”

Crescrendo "Each individual work is presented with so much technical brilliance, subtlety in musical expression, attention to detail, virtuosity and...
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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"