Pascal Siffert is from Fribourg, Switzerland, but has lived in Sweden since 1996. He is section leader with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s viola section and has been a member of the orchestra since 1998. He is also section leader in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, of which he has been a member since 1990. In addition, he regularly plays with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and Camerata Salzburg.
Pascal Siffert studied under Sándor Végh at Mozarteum University Salzburg, and Keiko Wataya and Charles-André Linale at the Utrechts Conservatorium. He has also participated in master classes with Thomas Riebl at Prussia Cove in England.
Pascal Siffert is passionate about chamber music and often appears in Konserthuset’s various chamber music subscriptions. He also performs solos in viola concertos by Per Nørgård, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Béla Bartók, for example. In 2015 he performed the solo in Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote for cello, viola and orchestra with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and his colleague, cellist Johannes Rostamo.