“I started using Légère Reeds in 2014 when I had the opportunity to play the Reed 1 part in the Musical “Chicago”, in Stuttgart. My Légère Reed gave me the possibility to play every show on the same reed, with the same sound, response and flexibility. Since then I’m very happy with my setup. I play Légère Reeds on all my reed instruments and also suggest them to my students.” – Christian Seeger
Christian Seeger is a professional Clarinet and Saxophone Player based in Germany. His interest in music began at the early age of just five years old when he took his first piano lessons. Four years later he took an interest in woodwind instruments and went on to learn the clarinet and saxophones.
In 2003 Christian won first prize at the "Jugend Musiziert” competition and since then has earned such awards as first place at the “Deutscher Orchesterwettbewerb” (German Orchestra Contest) in 2004, Award winner at the Competition "Jugend jazzt”, 2006 Winner of the School Bigband Competition of the state of Hesse (Hessischen Schul‐Bigband‐Wettbewerb), 2008 Hessian Culture prize with the Landes Jugend Jazz Orchester Hessen and Award winner in the category "Composition" at the "Jugend jazzt” competition 2010.
Christian Seeger was accepted in the "Landes Jugend Jazz Orchester Hessen" (State Youth Orchestra of the State of Hesse) and attended the University Franz Liszt in Weimar, the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) (Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra), and the University Franz Liszt in Weimar where he earned Diplomas in Jazz-Saxophone and Jazz-Clarinet. Christian studied under Ulli Jünemann, Wolfgang Bleibel and Hubert Winter. He is currently teaching Saxophone and Clarinet at Musikschule Heppenheim (Municipal Music School).
Christian performed at the Loh‐Orchester Sondershausen in 2011, the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden in 2012 and at the Stage Palladium Theater Stuttgart (Chicago the Musical) in 2014. He has had the honor of performing alongside the New York Voices, James Morrison, Paul Kuhn, Anke Helfrich, Axel Schlosser, Madeline Bell, Jeff Cascaro, Julia Neigel, Jule Unterspann, Michael Schiefel, Sarah Kaiser, Anette von Eichel, Ulrike Neradt, Alexandra Seefisch, Camellia Todorova, Alexander S. Bermange, Ken Norris, Scott Hamilton, John Ruocco, Jan Osthoff, Claudio Roditi, Nelson Faria, Jan Wessels, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham, Herb Geller, Wolfgang Bleibel, Ferdinand Povel, Peter Weniger, Norbert Dömling, Stefan Pfeifer‐Galilea, José Cortijo, Hans Decker, Charly Antolini, Joe Gallardo, Dusko Goykovich, Niels Klein, Oliver Leicht, Josee Koning, Michael Küttner, Wolf Kerschek, Steffen Weber, Gustl Mayer, Bill Ramsey, Thilo Wagner and Calmus Ensemble Leipzig.
Christian Seeger has toured Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Holland, Greece, Cyprus, Brasil, China, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Australia, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Russia and has performed at festivals including Montreux Jazzfestival (CH), Jazz à Vienne (F), Curitiba Jazz Meeting (BR), FIMU Belfort (F), Beijing Spring Festival (CN), Jazz Lives in Syria (SYR), Byblos Festival (RL), Bansko Jazzfestival (BG), Klaipèda Jazzfetival (LT), St. Petersburg Festival (RUS), Rheingau Musik Festival (D), Jazz & Joy Worms (D), Jazzfestival Viersen (D), Idstein Jazz Festival (D), Nordhäuser Jazzfest (D), Jazzmeile Thüringen (D), Hessenjazz Festival (D) and Bergsträßer Jazzfestival (D). Christian has played in musicals such as Chicago (Stage Palladium Theater Stuttgart), Hairspray (Burgfestspiele Alzenau), Jesus Christ Superstar (Theater Koblenz), Crazy for You (Theater Nordhausen), Hair (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), 42nd Street (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Leonce und Lena (Staatstheater Darmstadt), Was ihr wollt (Theater Hof), Der kleine Horrorladen (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), The Full Monty (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Superhero (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Bye Bye Birdie (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), The Pyjama Game (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Spring Awakening (Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Nur noch kurz die Welt retten! (Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern), Die verlorenen Märchen (Brüder‐Grimm‐Märchenfestspiele Hanau) and Tomorrow Morning (Kleinkunstbühne Heppenheim).
Christians other projects have included the Christian Seeger Quartett, New Orleans Originals, SaxShop, Bundesjazzorchester, Landes Jugend Jazz Orchester Hessen and Denis Wittberg und seine Schellack‐Solisten and he has released more than 15 CD’s.
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