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Annegret Siedel (Baroque Violin, Viola d'amore, Viola, Violino Piccolo)

Born: 1963 - Berlin, Germany

The Austrian violinist and violist, Annegret Siedel, studied in Berlin and was the first violin for the Komische Oper orchestra and was engaged in the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. She widened her artistic education with Michael Vogler in Berlin, as well as with Ernst Kovacic in Vienna. From 1990 to 1993, she studied Baroque violin with Hiro Kurosaki and historical performance practice with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

Since 1995, Annegret Siedel has given concerts as soloist, chamber music partner and as concert master of orchestras playing Baroque, classic and romantic music on historical instruments. Her many sided repertoire, which is laden with many CD and radio performances, she widens with concerts for the viola d’amore, as well as with parts for viola and violino piccolo. She was able to gather a large amount of experience with improvisation, outside the normal concert involvement through releases, concerts and tours with the American jazz pianist Uri Caine and his ensemble.

Concerts with chamber music have recently been taking up more time in her concert activity. On the one hand, this is concerts with the Bell'arte Salzburg Ensemble, and on the other hand Duo-programmes with: Zvi Meniker, Menno van Delft and Natalia Solotych (fortepiano) et al; Pieter van Dijk, Francis Jacob, Christian Skobowsky and David Franke (organ) et al; Brett Leighton, Hans-Jürgen Schnoor and Barbara Maria Willi (harpsichord) et al; Margit Schultheiß (Baroque harp and organ) and Michael Freimuth (lute, theorbo and classical guitar).

Annegret Siedel has lead the Bell'arte Salzburg Ensemble since 1995, which has produced an extensive repertoire and artistic direction with 14 CD releases and a television production (BR München). Concert programmes are often broadcast live on TV and radio: BR, ORF, WDR, DRS 2, Deutschlandradio Kultur, NDR, MDR, HR et al. Bavarian TV live recorded a concert by the Bell'arte Salzburg Ensemble with a "Musikalische Vesper" (works by Andreas Hofer, Biber, Dolar and Valentini) on August 31, 2007, and created two programmes: 1. Der Komponist Andreas Hofer - Hofkapellmeister aus Reichenhall; 2. Andreas Hofer - Musikalische Vesper. Both programmes were broadcast repeatedly. The Prelude Classical Award 2009 was awarded to the CD "Ave Maria" with Nuria Rial (Soprano). The release of "Rosenkranz-Sonaten" received the Supersonic Award in 2013.

Concert tours take Annegret Siedel mostly through Europe, and to the USA, Japan and Israel.

Annegret Siedel teaches violin, baroque violin and viola and viola d’amore in private lessons and in association with projects at music colleges and at courses.

Source: Annegret Siedel Website; German Wiukipedia Website (August 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2016)

Annegret Siedel: Short Biography | Bell'arte Salzburg | Recordings of Vocal Works

Links to other Sites

Annegret Siedel - Baroque violin, viola d’amore, viola and violino piccolo (Official Website) [German/English]
Annegret Siedel (Bell'arte Salzburg) [German/English]

Annegret Siedel (Wikipedia) [German]


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