biography

composing, performing, conducting

joseph sieber

A versatile musician and educator, Joseph Sieber passionately strives to overcome boundaries and conventions in the arts and their reception, providing unique experiences for the most diverse audiences. As founder and artistic director of the Central Switzerland Youth Orchestra ZJSO as well as the highly acclaimed music theater project “Verona 3000”, he has brought together hundreds of young artists and cultural workers from all over Switzerland and performed for thousands of audiences at home and abroad every year.

His enthusiasm and advocacy for different musical styles and art forms has led to extraordinary artistic collaborations and cross-border projects that have won various awards and received national and European recognition. As a pianist, conductor, composer, and choral singer, Joseph’s musical experience ranges from Renaissance choral music to Broadway musicals, from Baroque continuo playing as a harpsichordist to 20th century piano concertos as a soloist, from core classical repertoire to jazz, and from chamber music to pop band.

His initial studies in piano (Konstantin Lifschitz), composition (Dieter Ammann) and music theory were accompanied by private lessons in conducting, which eventually led to a coveted place in the two-year conducting program at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK). These experiences brought him together with a wide variety of top ensembles in the symphonic,, new music, ballet, and opera genres. In June 2022, he conducted his final recital with the BBC Philharmonic, graduating with high distinction. Eager to learn and open to the world, he is now based in the United States, where he won an exclusive place to study for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestra and Opera Conducting (Jeffery Meyer) at Arizona State University.