Biography


Born in Banat (Arad/Romania), Hugo Siegmeth's family emigrated to Germany in 1976. As early as during his studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, he was awarded the Bavarian Jazz Promotion Prize in 1998 and Bavarian Radio’s New Generation Award in 2001.

 

As a soloist, Hugo Siegmeth has advanced to become one of the most autonomous representatives of the saxophone by virtue of his characteristic colouring in the field of tension between jazz, classical music and world music. In 2015, he was awarded the Promotion Prize of the City of Munich for this achievement.

 

His concert work as a soloist and artistic director leads to many radio and CD productions as well as appearances at international festivals such as Montreux ( Jazz Festival), New York (Lincoln Center), Sin- gapore (New Arts Festival), to tours through North and South America, Australia as well as through Central Asia and Sudan on the behest of the Goethe Institute . He can be heard in as varied orchestras as the Hugo Siegmeth Ensemble, in duo with the lutenist Axel Wolf and with Clark Terry, Michael Wollny, the Ensemble Sarband, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz under the baton of Markus Poschner or in the contemporary opera Die Soldaten, at the State Opera in Munich.

 

Since 2006, Hugo Siegmeth has regularly composed for soundtracks like ´Kill me today, tomorrow I ́m sick!´ (Montreal World Film Festival, 2018), ´Sag mir, wo die Schönen sind´ (Berlinale, 2008) or ´Geheimnisse Asiens´ (Arte, 2013).

Since 2014, Hugo Siegmeth has been the artistic director of the teachers’ Big Band Bayern with busy international recital work at schools.

 

Invitations as a lecturer to master classes and workshops take him to the ‘Festival of Young Artists in Bayreuth’, to the academies in Regensburg and Munich and, with a focus on intercultural exchange, to Tunis, Ulan Bator, Lima, Sibiu and Bagamoyo.


Discography

(Excerpt)

´s pure Lebn – Bayrisch Jazz Group 


(Village Pond Records 2019)

FLOW – Axel Wolf & Hugo Siegmeth

(OehmsClassics 2019)


FLOW – Axel Wolf & Hugo Siegmeth

(OehmsClassics 2014)

PASSACAGLIA – Hugo Siegmeth Ensemble

(Village Pond Records 2011)
Red Onions – Hugo Siegmeth Quartet 

(ACT 2006)

Oracle – Hugo Siegmeth Quartet


(Village Pond Records 2005)
Live at the Jazzclub Unterfahrt – 
Hugo Siegmeth Quintet (Edition Collage 2001)
Unterwegs – Zapf ́nstreich (Pantaleon 2013)
An Arabian Passion according to J.S. Bach – 
Sarband  (JARO 2008)
Songs closer to silence – 
Zollsound Chamber Orchestra  (Enja 2003)
Clark – 
Summit-Jazz-Orchestra feat. Clark Terry (Edition Collage 2000)


Awards

  • Nomination ´Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik´ with ´NOW´ 2019
  • Music Award of the City of Munich 2015 "Förderpreis Musik München"
  • German World Music Award, member of the „Ensemble Sarband“ 2008
  • Shortlist German Film Award for Music with "Mörderischer Frieden" 2008
  • 1st Prize Winner "New Generations" of the Bayerischer Rundfunk 2001
  • Bavarian Jazz Promotion Award 1998

Filmography

Kill me today, tomorrow I´m sick

(J. Schroeder / T. Streck, cinema, 2020)

90 Minuten sind kein Leben
(N. Golüke, documentary, ARD 2015)

Faschingskinder
(G. Scholz, cinema documentary 2014)

Geheimnisse Asiens - Die schönsten Nationalparks
(R. Berry, documentary, ARTE 2013)

Landauer
(N. Golüke, documentary, BR 2013)

Leben unter Verdacht - Der Fall Harry Wörz
(G. Scholz, documentary, ARD 2010)

Mohenjo Daro
(H. Schuller, documentary, ARD/ARTE 2008)

Sag mir wo die Schönen sind...
(G. Scholz, cinema documentary 2008)

Mörderischer Frieden
(R. Schweiger, cinema,2007)