biography

composing, performing, conducting

joseph sieber

As founder and conductor of the Central Switzerland Youth Symphony Orchestra ZJSO and as initiator and artistic director of the extraordinary music theater project “Verona 3000”, Joseph Sieber has already made a mark on the musical landscape of Central Switzerland at a young age. His multiple award-winning projects enjoy nationwide and European recognition, have been portrayed by dozens of regional and national media, and have already brought together hundreds of young musicians and artists from all parts of Switzerland. His unconventional approaches, his openness and curiosity towards a wide variety of musical styles and art forms inspire a particularly mixed audience, whether in a sold-out KKL Luzern or a crowded Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

Already before and during his studies in piano (Konstantin Lifschitz) and composition (Dieter Ammann), Joseph Sieber played his way through a wide variety of genres as a concert soloist and chamber musician (including Lucerne Festival at the piano) and won several first prizes and special prizes at the Swiss Youth Music Competition. An enthusiastic choral singer, he sings for several years in the Swiss Youth Choir and the EuroChoir, among others, and acts as assistant to conductors.

In spring 2020, he was selected from numerous applicants from all over the world for the prestigious conducting program at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, which has brought him together with a wide variety of top ensembles in the symphonic repertoires, contemporary music, ballet and opera. In June 2022, he conducted his final recital with the BBC Philharmonic and graduated with “high distinction.” From the fall of 2022, he moves on to the United States, where he has won the exclusive place for doctoral studies in orchestral and opera conducting at Arizona State University.