"(...) he took up position at a marimba and coaxed from it sounds of rapturous fragility."
The New York Times
"...this most questing of younger percussionists."
"Sietzen burns down fireworks of sonic variety and virtuos technical wizardry"
"An attraction in the best sense of the word"
"Awesome technique, unrelenting intensity, tremendous power, breath-taking speed, idiosyncratic presence and a profound musicality (...)"
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.
"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 "Attraction" - Emmanuel Séjournés composition dedicated to Christoph, recorded on his first Solo Album