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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

july

24jul10:00 pmSalzburger Festspiele (AT)Christoph Sietzen Schlagwerk & Motus Percussion:Leonhard Schmidinger Schlagwerk, Bogdan Bacanu Schlagwerk, Nico Gerstmayer Schlagwerk, Miguel Llorente Schlagwerk und andere10:00 pm

26jul7:00 pmDonaufestwochen Strudengau (AT)The Wave Quartet: Bogdan Bacanu, Christoph Sietzen, Emiko Uchiyama, Nico Gerstmayer, Marimba7:00 pm

29jul - 3augAll DayAnton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz (AT)Schlagwerk: Bogdan Bacanu, Leo Schmidinger und Christoph Sietzen - AUSGEBUCHT(All Day)

30jul8:00 pmAttergauer Kultursommer (AT)Christoph Sietzen, Schlagwerk Saskia Giorgini und Markus Schirmer, Klavier Florian Klingler, Trompete Sophie Dervaux, Fagott Michael Oman, Blockflöte und Moderation8:00 pm

august

29jul - 3augAll DayAnton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz (AT)Schlagwerk: Bogdan Bacanu, Leo Schmidinger und Christoph Sietzen - AUSGEBUCHT(All Day)

News

Bach and the Wooden bars

Bach and the Wooden bars “The intimacy of the Marimba opens up completely new sound spaces.” Oliver Buslau, Rondo Magazine
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ECHO Rising Star

Christoph will be Rising Star of the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) in 2017/18. He was nominated by the Philharmonie...
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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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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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