26 August 2021
Andreas Sieling awarded Germany's most important music prize OPUS KLASSIK!
For his CD "Berlin! - Orgelwerke Berliner Komponisten", Berliner Dom organist Andreas Sieling receives this year's OPUS KLASSIK in the category "Soloistic Recording Instrument of the Year". This is the first time that the Association for the Promotion of Classical Music has honored an active church musician. The prize has been awarded for four years and is the successor to the Echo Klassik, which was discontinued in 2017.
"Especially as a church musician of the Berliner Dom, I feel particularly honored," Sieling is pleased about the award. This year, an independent jury of experts made up of representatives from the music and media industries had selected the award winners in 25 categories from around 600 nominees. In addition to Sieling, internationally renowned artists such as Lang Lang and Daniel Barenboim were nominated in the category "Soloist Recording Instrument of the Year. The award ceremony will take place on October 10, 2021 at the Konzerthaus Berlin am Gendarmenmarkt and will be broadcast on ZDF starting at 22:15.
For the award-winning CD "Berlin! - Orgelwerke Berliner Komponisten" Andreas Sieling recorded numerous works by Berlin composers on the Great Sauer Organ in Berliner Dom. Several pieces by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy are among them, as well as premiere recordings by Berlin's late Romantic composers. For the bonus track "Berliner Luft," Sieling and the producers came up with something special and opened the cathedral's large double doors wide during the recording. "You can actually hear the Berlin air on my CD now," says Sieling.
Andreas Sieling has been the cathedral organist at Berliner Dom since 2005. Numerous concert tours have taken him to almost all European countries, Russia, the United States and Canada. He is regularly involved in CD, radio and film recordings, e.g. for state acts, teaches as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and gives master classes in Germany and abroad.
As an organist, Sieling frequently collaborates with artists from other sectors. For example, since 2015 he has performed with actor Ben Becker, for whose play "I, Judas" he conceived the music. He has performed musical readings in Berlin Cathedral with Martina Gedeck and Matthias Brandt, and an "Orgel und Tanz" (Organ and dance) project with choreographer Sasha Waltz. In March 2017, Sieling began "The Bach Project" at Berlin Cathedral, playing the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on the Great Sauer Organ for the first time. The series includes 15 concerts in five years and ends for the "Year of the Organ" on December 12, 2021.
25 August 2021
New press images and press contact!
29 June 2021
New updated curriculum vitae!
June 2021 - Nomination as organist
Nomination in the category "Instrumentalist of the Year" for the Opus Klassik!
28 May 2021 - 20:00 - Andreas Sieling as guest at RBB
An interview with Clemens Goldberg about the International Year of the Organ and this year's Organ Summer at the Berliner Dom (German).
May 2021 - Website now also in English
The first analysis of the statistics has shown that many foreign visitors are also interested in my website. I don't want to exclude them and that's why I have translated the website completely into English and I hope that all visitors will feel comfortable! If there are small errors or you notice something, I am happy about your feedback!
May 2021 - Beethoven - Fuga a 3 in D-Dur
Andreas Sieling plays Ludwig van Beethoven - Fuga a 3 in D major, WoO 31 (1883) on the Gray organ (cat. no. 5399). This is a production of the Musical Instruments Museum (SIMPK).
April 2021 - The Sauer Organ at the Berliner Dom (RBB Online)
Ulrike Jährling (RBB) visited the Sauer organ including organist at the Berliner Dom and confronted with the questions of curious Berliners ...
February 2021 - Passacaglia
Andreas Sieling plays "Passacaglia" by Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704) in an arrangement by Karl Straube (1904) on the Great Sauer Organ at the Berliner Dom.
February 2021 - Melodie Raum 222
A film by Melodie Raum 222 and Andreas Sieling, which can also be seen on YouTube.
February 2021 - New website!
Relaunch of the new website after a complete overhaul of the web presence.
January 2021 - The organ - instrument of the year 2021
The organ is considered the queen of instruments. It is the largest musical instrument and, in addition to organ music and organ building, has been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO since 2017. It is the first keyboard instrument to be named Instrument of the Year.