Martin Sieghart was born in Vienna, where he received his formative
musical education: the violoncello, piano, organ and conducting. In
1990 he was named chief conductor of the Stuttgart chamber orchestra
and led the ensemble until 1995, as successor of Karl Münchingers once
again to an esteemed international reputation. In 1992, Martin
Sieghart began leading the Bruckner Orchestra Linz as well as the
Linz’s opera as their chief conductor for the following eight years.
Under his creative leadership they developed to a distinguished
international operating orchestra with numerous recordings, among
others, Mozart’s “ The abduction from the Seraglio” and several
Between 2002 and 2006 he was creative chief and intendant of the opera festival “Mozart in Reinsberg”, and since 2003 chief conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. As a sign of the highest appreciation he was named in 2009 the conductor of honor of the orchestra. In 2005 he accepted the position as creative chief of the camber orchestra “Spirit of Europe” and oversaw the orchestra until 2008.
With the Japanese record label ‘Octavia Records’, Martin Sieghart cherishes an intense collaboration, which resulted in the highly respected first recording of the 10th symphony of Gustav Mahler in the version of Mazucca and Samale with the Arnhemer orchestra.
Sieghart works with numerous orchestras: Philharmonia Orchestra London, Wiener Symphoniker, RAI Roma, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Symphonieorchester, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich
Since 2000 Martin Sieghart is professor at the university in Graz leading the education for conducting.