Clara Isabella Siegle


A Young Steinway Artist, Clara Isabella Siegle (2000) is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with prof. Christopher Elton and at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Munich with prof. Antti Siirala. Formerly, she was taught by her mother, Mary Siegle-Collins before attending the Young Student Programme of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as a student of prof. Thomas Böckheler. Clara is a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben (German Music Life Foundation) and is also supported by Yehudi Menuhin Life Music Now.

Clara is a prizewinner of numerous national and international piano competitions. She received 1st prizes and special prizes at Jugend Musiziert, at the Rotary-Competition in Essen, the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition in Braunschweig and the Steinway Piano Competition, as a result of which she was invited to perform in the prestigious Laeisz-Halle in Hamburg.

She also received prizes at the International Competition for Young Pianists Ettlingen, the International Piano Competition Enschede, the Rob- ert-Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, the International Robert Schumann Competition in Dusseldorf and at the International MozARTe Piano Competition in Aachen.

Clara has given recitals and performed in festivals in China, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and The Netherlands. Performances have been broadcast on German and Italian radio (RAI, BR, WDR3). Clara has also been awarded a Gold Recital Medal by the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

She has participated in masterclasses with Pavel Gililov, Bernd Glemser, Andrea Bonatta, John Lill, Elisso Wirssaladze, Klaus Kaufmann, Eva Kupiec and Finghin Collins. In May 2017, she was invited to a masterclass with Rudolf Buchbinder by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2018, Clara has played regularly with orchestras, performing Beethoven’s triple concerto and the piano concertos by Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Clara Schumann – the latter in November 2019 in the booked-out Herkulessaal in Munich.

First round

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue b minor from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Book 2

R. Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien
I. Allegro: Sehr lebhaft B flat major

S. Prokofiev: Sonata c minor No. 4
III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere

Final round

F. Chopin: 24 Preludes op. 28
No. 1 Agitato C major
No. 2 Lento a minor
No. 3 Vivace G major
No. 4 Largo e minor
No. 5 Molto allegro D major
No. 6 Lento assai b minor
No. 7 Andantino A major
No. 8 Molto agitato f sharp minor
No. 9 Largo E major
No. 10 Molto allegro c sharp minor
No. 11 Vivace B major
No. 12 Presto g sharp minor
No. 13 Lento F sharp major
No. 14 Allegro e flat minor
No. 15 Sostenuto D flat major ‘Raindrop’

L. van Beethoven: Sonata A major op. 101
I. Etwas lebhaft und mit innigster Empfindung
II. Lebhaft. Marschmäßig.
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll.
IV. Geschwinde, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit.