So young - and yet he has already achieved and done so much! Although officially designated a marimba player, Christoph Sietzen is nevertheless a percussionist to the core, handling a
So young – and yet he has already achieved and done so much! Although officially designated a marimba player, Christoph Sietzen is nevertheless a percussionist to the core, handling a wide array of instruments with virtuosic skill. Still only 23 years old, he was 12 when he made his début at the Salzburg Festival. By the age of 22, he was teaching marimba and percussion as a lecturer at Vienna’s Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. He was also a prize winner at the internationally prestigious ARD music competition. Together with Bogdan Bacanu, Emiko Uchiyama and Vladimir Petrov, he plays in the – as their names indicate – thoroughly international line-up of The Wave Quartet, and his chamber partners will also be joining in on a few numbers at this Rising Stars concert at Müpa Budapest.
After all this, anyone who still uncertain about coming out to Sietzen’s concert should go to this extraordinary soloist’s website and listen to (and watch) the astonishing musical fireworks he produces before our eyes as he plays Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s Frozen in Time. Those familiar with this recording will surely be there in the Festival Theatre to witness Christoph Sietzen make his Hungarian début with this extraordinarily exciting and diverse programme.
Emmanuel Séjourné: Attraction – for marimba, vibraphone and tape (short solo version written for Christoph Sietzen)
Xenakis: Rebonds B
Stewart Copeland: New work (commissioned by ECHO)
Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria (arrangement for marimba by Christoph Sietzen)
John Psathas: One Study One Summary for Marimba, Junk Percussion and Tape – 1. Summary, 2. Study
– Christoph Sietzen
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1061a – Allegro No. 1 (arrangement for marimba by Bogdan Bacanu)
Piazzolla: La muerte del ángel
– The Wave Quartet