The ensemble made its debut in 2008 at the Berlin Konzerthaus, performing Bach’s C major concerto (BWV 1061a) in a version for four marimbas. Both the transcription and the performance were praised for respecting Bach’s original score and the spirit of historically informed performance. Since then, the Wave Quartet, placing a special emphasis on Bach and contemporary repertoire, has appeared at such venues as Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus (with the Mozarteum Orchestra) and the Athenaeum Bucharest (with the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra). Concerts and masterclasses have taken the Wave Quartet around both Europe and the Far East, a region where the ensemble has enjoyed great success since its early days.


The Wave Quartet returned to Bach in September 2016 expended to eight Marimbas, collaborating with L'Orfeo Barockorchester, and a recording released in September 2017 on Sony Classical.


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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Exciting Percussion opening of the Mittelrhein Music Festival 2017

"(...) following breathtaking, fast tangos and particularly fiery, South American music.. The talents presented to the audience the entire range...
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The Wave Quartet at the Castle in Herten

WDR 3 Kammerkonzert in NRW with the Wave Quartet. The concert will be broadcast in autumn 2016 on WDR 3. The exact...
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02sepAll DayEhemalige Kindler’sche Fabrik Gomaringen - Grundton D / DeutschlandfunkRecital

04sep19:30Atheneum BucharestBogdan Bacanu, Christoph Sietzen, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Nicolae Moldoveanu


- The Making of Bach Concertos - Michi Gaigg and The Wave Quartet talking about their cooperation and the idea of combining Bach, Marimba and Period Instruments.