Mário Siegle was born in 1991 in Bretten, Germany. He started his violin studies when he was eight years old, with Prof. Raquel Costa and Prof. João Ventura, in the Coimbra Music Conservatory. He finished his Bachelor degree (2012) in the Superior School of Performing Arts in Porto (ESMAE) with Prof. Dr. Radu Ungureanu, with the highest violin grade. He finished his Masters in Performance (2014) in the same school with the same Professor. He later moved to Detmold, where he finished the Orchestral Masters (2017) with Professor Thomas Christian. He is currently doing the “Master Pedagogik” and “Konzertexamen” in Detmold, with the same Professor. From 2015 until 2017 he was awarded a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon).
Mário worked with Aníbal Lima, Tatiana Samouil, Rodrigo Queirós, Daniel Rowland, Gerardo Ribeiro, Sergey Kravchenko, Gabriel Croitoru, amongst other violinists. In 2012 he won the “Helena Sá e Costa Competition”, that lead to a solo performance with the Orquestra Sinfonieta of ESMAE. In 2013 he was awarded the 1st Prize (category A) at the 15th Santa Cecília International Competition.
A keen Chamber Musician, Mário was a member of the Verazin Quartet (2012 – 2014). He had masterclasses with Ardeo Quartet, Èbene Quartet and worked with Pavel Gomziakov, Miguel Borges Coelho, Ryszard Woycicki, Kai Schumacher, Radu Ungureanu, Diemut Poppen and Auryn Quartet. In 2016 we was a prized winner in the “InterpretationsWettbewerb 2016″ and in 2017 won the 2º Prize in the “Auryn Quartet Wettbewerb”. He is currently also a member of the Detmolder Kammerorchester (DKO).
Regarding orchestral activity, he worked with distinguished Maestros such as Vladimir Aschkenazy, Martin Andre, Claus Peter Flor, Raf de Keninck, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, and others. In 2011 Mário was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) taking part in two tours.
Mário Siegle has had recitals in Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and Mozambique. His interests go beyond music performance; as a composer he worked with the “Ensemble de Actores” (Porto, 2010), and won a “à la Bach Composition Competition“. (Lisbon, 2009)
” A young talented musician with a lot of potential”
Thomas Christian, Violin Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold
“ A unique nature as a performer, together with an inner capacity of seduction”
Carles Lama, pianist
“ Excellent musician. Outrageous performance”
Raf de Keninck, conductor, artistic director Vlaams Sinfonietta