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Christoph Sietzen
Christoph Sietzen © Patrick Marek

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Thu, 18 Jan 2018   19:30

Christoph Sietzen, percussion

Rising Stars

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Ever since Martin Grubinger helped classical percussion achieve an undreamt level of popularity, more and more percussion soloists are appearing on the stages of major concert halls. One of the biggest talents among these is the Luxembourgian musician Christoph Sietzen, who has studied with Martin Grubinger Senior.

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Christoph Sietzen percussion

The Wave Quartet

Bogdan Bacanu marimba
Christoph Sietzen marimba
Emiko Uchiyama marimba
Vladimir Petrov marimba


Emmanuel Séjourné
Attraction / für Marimbaphon, Vibraphon und Tonband

Iannis Xenakis
Rebonds für Schlagwerk solo

Arvo Pärt
Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka

Stewart Copeland
Sheriff of Luxembourg / für Marimbaphon, Schlagwerk und Tonband

Iván Boumans
The Cloth / Variations on a Spanish Folksong

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Josh Groban
The Wandering Kind

Johann Sebastian Bach
Konzert für zwei Klaviere C-Dur BWV 1061 / arrangiert für vier Marimbaphone

Astor Piazzolla
La muerte del ángel
Tanguedia I


Rodrigo y Gabriela
Juan Loco

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Promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH

Supported by M.M.Warburg & CO.

Nominated by the Philharmonie Luxembourg. In cooperation with ECHO - European Concert Hall Organisation.

Supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

Meet the Artist: Q&A Session

Get to know more about the artists and their chosen music programme in a moderated Q&A session one hour before the start of every »Rising Stars« festival concert. This event is in German.

Christoph Sietzen

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:30 / Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg Miralles Saal

Open Masterclass

On the day after his concert in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall, Rising Star Christoph Sietzen gives a open masterclass. The public is invited to experience intensive music teaching in the Miralles Hall of the Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg.

Christoph Sietzen appears in concert at the Elbphilharmonie as part of the »Rising Stars« series: 18 January 2018, Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall

Artists Up Close

The Music of Tomorrow

Hamburg schoolchildren are invited to attend this concert as part of the music education project »The Music of Tomorrow«. Beforehand, participants have the opportunity to get to know the artists up close and personal during artist talks, workshops, rehearsal visits or backstage tours – a cooperation with Rhapsody in School.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Enjoy the View


Between the old Kaispeicher and the new glass structure is the Plaza, a public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for concerts in the Grand and Recital Halls include a visit to the Plaza two hours before the start of the concert or event; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.

More about the Plaza
Elbphilharmonie / Foyer Großer Saal

A Diverse Cuisine

Food & Drink

A total of six bars in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers offer concertgoers a varied cuisine before the start of events and in the intervals. Restaurants, cafés, delis and further bars await visitors in the »Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie« and in »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel.

More about Food & Drink


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Kleiner Saal

The Recital Hall, designed in contrast to the Grand Hall in the classic »shoebox« style, offers seating for up to 550 people.

  • Finding Your Seat

    All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. Admission takes place in the entrance foyer and is by concert ticket only. The »Tube«, an 82-metre-long, curved escalator, leads visitors up to the Plaza following admission

    The Recital Hall is situated on the 10th floor and can be accessed via a stairway or lift. A cloakroom is located in the Recital Hall foyer.

  • Seat Preview

    Are you curious to find out what kind of view of the stage different seats have? To help select your favourite seat, use your mouse to activate the representative seat views.

  • Getting Here

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

    The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.

    Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
    There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.

    Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier

  • Parking

    There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.

    »Elbphilharmonie« multistorey car park (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
    Parking charge per hour: €4.50
    Daily rate: €50.00
    Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests and the charge is €5.00 per hour.

    Multistorey car park »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    Überseequartier underground car park: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

  • Accessibility

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.

  • Arrival Time

    The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.

    Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.

    The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.

    Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event; for events offering pre-concert talks, admission into the halls begins 60 minutes before the start of the concert.

  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.

  • Photography and Video Recordings

    Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.

    Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.

    Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall © Michael Zapf

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