Martin Sieghart

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Martin Sieghart (born March 12, 1951 in Vienna ) is an Austrian conductor and teacher.


Sieghart studied piano , organ and violoncello in Vienna and in 1975 became principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra . He founded a choir and a chamber orchestra, which he directed himself and with which he performed in particular the great oratorio works by Johann Sebastian Bach in Vienna. Performances took him to Munich , Rome and Salzburg before he made his debut as a conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1986 and ended his activity as an orchestral musician.

After having worked for a short time with the Noord Nederlands Orkest , he was appointed chief conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in 1990 , a position he held until 1995. In 1992 he was also appointed head of the Linz Opera and the position of chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz , which he held until Dennis Russell Davies succeeded him in this position in the summer of 2002 . Between 2003 and 2008 Sieghart was chief conductor of the "Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra", and from 2005 to 2008 also that of the chamber orchestra "Spirit of Europe". Sieghart is a guest u. a. the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest , Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, the radio orchestras of Stuttgart, Berlin, Hanover, the Mozarteum Orchestra, etc. v. a. From 2002 to 2006 artistic director and artistic director of the opera festival “Mozart in Reinsberg”. From 2013 to 2015 he directed the "EntArteOpera" festival.

From 200 to 2016 he was a university professor for conducting at the University of Art in Graz. Since then he has been giving master classes on a regular basis, including a. in Italy, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Sieghart is a board member of the International Gustav Mahler Society in Vienna.

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  1. of May 24, 2002, accessed on August 28, 2014
  2. Communication from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, accessed on August 28, 2014