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Christoph Sietzen has been praised by the media as an outstanding talent – a refreshingly natural musician noted for his technical mastery and powerful stage presence. He gave his debut at the Salzburg Festival at the age of 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. Furthermore, Christoph received an OPUS KLASSIK for Newcomer of the Year 2019. Christoph regularly performs at prestigious venues such as Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Salzburg's Great Festival Hall and Mozarteum, Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest, Philharmonie Luxembourg, London's Barbican Centre, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin's Konzerthaus, Cologne's Philharmonie, Müpa Budapest, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Palau de la Música Barcelona, Stockholm Konserthuset, Bozar Brussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Suntory Hall in Tokyo as well as at festivals like Salzburg or Grafenegg.

Concerts

may

2may7:00 pmAnton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz (AT)Großer Saal / Antrittskonzert Schlagwerk | Univ.Prof. Christoph Sietzen M.A. M.A. 7:00 pm

16may7:30 pmMusikverein Graz (AT)Christian Schmitt Orgel , Christoph Sietzen Schlagwerk , Rupert Huber Irvine7:30 pm

20mayAll DayBodø BEAT - International Percussion Festival (NO)Masterclass Christoph Sietzen(All Day: monday)

24may7:00 pmBodø BEAT - International Percussion Festival (NO)Conductor – Christoph-Mathias Mueller /Soloist – Christoph Sietzen (percussion) Arktisk Filharmoni7:00 pm

june

7junAll DayFilarmonica Banatul Timişoara (RO)Wave Quartet: Christoph Sietzen, Marimba/Bogdan Bacanu, Marimba/Emiko Uchiyama, Marimba/Nico Gerstmayer, Marimba(All Day: friday)

11jun7:30 pmMinoriten Wels (AT)Wave Quartet: Christoph Sietzen, Marimba/Bogdan Bacanu, Marimba/Emiko Uchiyama, Marimba/Nico Gerstmayer, Marimba7:30 pm

23jun7:30 pmKulturquartier Kufstein (AT)Wave Quartet: Christoph Sietzen, Marimba/Bogdan Bacanu, Marimba/Emiko Uchiyama, Marimba/Nico Gerstmayer, Marimba; Erica Eloff, Sopran7:30 pm

News

World premiere of Johannes Maria Staud´s percussion concerto in Cleveland

In October 2023 Christoph Sietzen will perform the world premiere of the new percussion concerto which was written for him...
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Christoph Sietzen on tour with the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen

In January 2023, Christoph Sietzen toured with the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and its conductor Risto Joost in Belgium. With "Frozen in...
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Christian Schmitt & Christoph Sietzen with Organ und Percussion in Luxembourg, Germany and Austria

...They only need two instruments to bring entire orchestral compositions to life... Christoph Sietzen with percussion and Christian Schmitt on...
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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

Vom Schrott zum Klang - Christoph with Georg Friedrich Haas, talking about his new percussion concerto

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