Wies de Boevé

Artist photo of Wies de Boevé - Double Bass

Born in 1987 in Belgium, Wies de Boevé began his studies in his home country with Lode Leire and Maurice Aerts. He then studied in Zürich with Duncan McTier and Frank Sanderell before winning a scholarship with the Berlin Philharmonic’s Herbert von Karajan Orchestra Academy in 2010. There he received instrumental instruction from solo bassists Janne Saksala and Esko Laine and gained valuable orchestral experience. In addition, he completed his soloist diploma with Božo Paradžik at the Lucerne School of Music (with highest honors), then concluded his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, earning his concert diploma with Matthew McDonald. Wies de Boevé has won prizes at many competitions, including the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen, the Scottish International Double Bass Competition in Glasgow, the BASS2010 Solo Competition in Berlin, the Rahn Music Prize Zürich, and the Concours International de Contrebasse in Paris. In March 2015 he won the prize at Germany’s National Music Competition – the first double bassist to do so in the over 40 years that the competition has been held.
He has played with many renowned orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Helsinki, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, and Berlin State Opera, before being named Assistant Solo Bassist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a sought-after chamber musician, Wies de Boevé has appeared at many music festivals, and as a double bass instructor he teaches the musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.

Photography: Michel Neumeister (Munich)

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Wies de Boevé

CD album cover 'Wies de Boevé, Kontrabass' (GEN 16433) with Wies de Boevé, Tomoko Takahashi

Wies de Boevé, Kontrabass

Werke von Reinhold Glière, Giovanni Bottesini, Joseph Jongen, Teppo Hauta-aho und Astor Piazzolla

Wies de Boevé Double Bass
Tomoko Takahashi Piano

GEN 16433  –  7.10.2016