Henrik Wiese | Concours de Genève

Henrik Wiese

Flute Jury 2023


Henrik Wiese was born in Vienna in 1971. He received his musical education from Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak and Paul Meisen. In addition he took his degree in Indo-European and general linguistics as well as in musicology at the Ludwig Maximilians university in Munich. Henrik Wiese won prizes in several competitions, such as in the German National Music Competition (1995), and in the international competitions of the city of Kobe/Japan (1997), Markneukirchen/Germany (1998), Odense/Denmark (1998), and Munich/Germany (2000).
From 1995 to 2006 he was principal flautist at Bavarian State Opera in Munich (chief conductor Zubin Mehta). Since 2006 Henrik Wiese is principal flautist at Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (chief conductor Mariss Jansons).

Henrik Wiese is a synesthete, e. g. he hears colours. The rare gift of nature is an important source of musical inspiration to him. He played flute concertos not only with the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, but also with the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Florence, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover, Polish Chamber Philharmony, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra and many others. His widespread musical activity is particularly established by chamber music recordings.

Henrik Wiese is a passionate teacher. After having taught at music universities of Hamburg, Leipzig, Salzburg, and Bremen he is teaching at Nürnberg Music University since 2020.
He has edited many edition for G. Henle Editions, Breitkopf & Härtel or Universal Edition. His collections of audition excerpts, The Flute Audition and The Piccolo & Alto Flute Audition, were awarded. Henrik Wiese was jury member in international competitions of the city of Kobe, Düsseldorf and Munich.

(February 2023)