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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

june

7jun7:00 pmFilarmonicii Banatul Timișoara (RO)Orchestra simfonică a Filarmonicii Banatul Timișoara, Dirigent Radu Popa /The Wave Quartet: Bogdan Bacanu, Christoph Sietzen, Emiko Uchiyama, Nico Gerstmayer, Marimba7:00 pm

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

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

News

Opening concert at festival “Dialoge Salzburg” 2019

Christoph had the honor to open the festival "Dialoge Salzburg" of the Int. Stiftung Mozarteum at the "Großer Saal" with...
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“Silence” album available!

The new album "Silence" got published on the 11th of Oktober 2019 and is available here. You can find more info...
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Christoph Sietzen wins Opus Klassik

Christoph is one of the winners of the German classic award "Opus Klassik" and will be awarded as a newcomer...
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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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