The young guitarist Kassandra Siebel from Berlin received awards at several international guitar festivals

"The young German Kassandra Siebel has chosen to showcase her art with a piece known as one of the staple competition pieces – ''Sonata'' by Leo Brouwer. Friends of the guitar - not to mention experienced critics - are well acquainted with the piece, and may be growing weary of it after having heard it for the seeming hundred thousandth time. This needn't be the case, if the ''Sonata'' is performed competently. And perform it competently is precisely what Kassandra Siebel does – from the very first pianissimo-arpeggio to last note of the Finale. One is hard-pressed to find a better performance of this work by Brouwer. Different, possibly, but not better. This was a truly masterly interpretation by the young master of her art, a young virtuoso whose future promises to be bright."

Harald Wittig, review in AKUSTIK GITARRE 6-2016

Kassandra Siebel (Germany) was born 1993 in Toulouse (France). She started playing the guitar at the age of 7 years being taught by Pia Gazarek-Offermann. Since 2009 she is a student of Prof. Thomas Offermann, from 2009 to 2013 within the "Young Academy Rostock" and then at the University HMT of Rostock. She has been a scholarship holder of the foundation "Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung" between 2011 and 2014, since 2014 she is a scholarship holder of the fondation "YEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now". Her CD "Premiere" was released in 2015.

Awards (senior competition)

3. Prize "Sarajevo International Guitar Festival", Bosnien-Herzegowina (2017)

Awards (junior competition)

1. Prize Festival International de Guitarra "Ciudad de Coria", Spanien (2012)
1. Prize International Festival de Guitarra "Ciutat d'Elx", Spanien (2012)
1. Prize (25/25 points) German national competition "Jugend Musiziert" (2012)
3. Prize "Sarajevo International Guitar Festival", Bosnien-Herzegowina (2012)
3. Prize of Lions Clubs Rostock (2010)
1. Prize (24/25 points) German national competition "Jugend Musiziert" (2009)
2. Prize (22/25 points) German national competition "Jugend Musiziert" (2006)

Further information

ZONTA-Award at the German national competition "Jugend Musiziert" (2012)
Special Award of the "Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben" at the German national competition "Jugend Musiziert" (2012)

Kassandra Siebel participates at several master classes given by famous international guitarists like Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukić, Marcin Dylla, Carlo Marchione, Paolo Pegoraro, Pavel Steidl, Benjamin Verdery.