|Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Vienna|
|Chief Conductor: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra|
Chief Conductor: Bruckner Orchestra Linz
|Octavia Records, Gramola, Arte Nova, Denon, Cesky Records|
|Martin Sieghart is one of the most versatile musicians of his country. |
He is a conductor of worldwide demand, a teacher of many successful international students, the founder and director of several festivals, a former longstanding principle cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as a moderator on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.
Siegart has conducted numerous orchestras, including:
Philharmonia Orchestra London, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Rotterdams Phiharmonisch Orkest, Tschaikowsky Symphony Orchestra Moskau, Radio Symphonieorchester from Berlin, Stuttgart, Köln, Hannover, Museum Orchestra Frankfurt, Wiener Symphoniker, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich, Wiener Kammerorchester, Wiener Concertverein.
In Vienna, Sieghart studied conducting, cello, piano and organ. After his studies he collected valuable experience as principle cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra which later proved extremely useful. In 1985 he switched roles from cellist to become assistant conductor of G. Rozhdestvensky. After stepping in as a conductor for the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the oldest chamber orchestra in Germany, they appointed him the successor of their legendary chief conductor Karl Münchinger.
In 1992 he was also appointed the Chief Conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Linz Opera House. He has recorded numerous CD's with both orchestras.
At the end of his activities in Stuttgart and Linz he expanded his artistic activities and was appointed Professor at the University of Music and Peforming Arts, Graz. In 2003 he became chief conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and founded his own Open Air festival, 'Mozart in Reinsberg', dedicated to the Operas of Mozart.
The Season 2015/16 is the last at the University. From Autumn 2016 onwards Sieghart will return once more entirely to conducting. Numerous concerts in Germany, Japan, South America, Italy and Spain etc. have been confirmed.
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