conductor

Bas Wiegers

Following his musical education in Amsterdam and Freiburg, Bas Wiegers began a successful career as a violinist with an emphasis on early music. In 2009 he was awarded a conducting scholarship from the Kersjes Foundation, and later worked as an assistant to Mariss Jansons and Susanna Mälkki at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, an experience hich convinced him to focus entirely on conducting. In September 2012 he worked with the same orchestra under Peter Eötvös as second conductor in Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony.

Bas Wiegers has also worked with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Modern and the SWR Vokalensemble. 

With the Klangforum Wien, of which he was principal guest conductor until summer 2022, a new project with baritone Thomas Hampson on songs by Mahler and Ives recently premiered under his direction.

Since the 2022/23 season, Bas Wiegers is associated conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 

He conducted several times at the Cologne Opera, the Opéra national de Lorraine, the Klagenfurt Theater, and at festivals such as November Music, Prague Spring Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Ruhrtriennale, and Acht Brücken in Cologne.

image: Marco Borggreve

Following his musical education in Amsterdam and Freiburg, Bas Wiegers began a successful career as a violinist with an emphasis on early music. In 2009 he was awarded a conducting scholarship from the Kersjes Foundation, and later worked as an assistant to Mariss Jansons and Susanna Mälkki at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, an experience hich convinced him to focus entirely on conducting. In September 2012 he worked with the same orchestra under Peter Eötvös as second conductor in Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony.

Bas Wiegers has also worked with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Modern and the SWR Vokalensemble. 

With the Klangforum Wien, of which he was principal guest conductor until summer 2022, a new project with baritone Thomas Hampson on songs by Mahler and Ives recently premiered under his direction.

Since the 2022/23 season, Bas Wiegers is associated conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 

He conducted several times at the Cologne Opera, the Opéra national de Lorraine, the Klagenfurt Theater, and at festivals such as November Music, Prague Spring Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Ruhrtriennale, and Acht Brücken in Cologne.

Following his musical education in Amsterdam and Freiburg, Bas Wiegers began a successful career as a violinist with an emphasis on early music. In 2009 he was awarded a conducting scholarship from the Kersjes Foundation, and later worked as an assistant to Mariss Jansons and Susanna Mälkki at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, an experience hich convinced him to focus entirely on conducting. In September 2012 he worked with the same orchestra under Peter Eötvös as second conductor in Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony.

Bas Wiegers has also worked with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Modern and the SWR Vokalensemble. 

With the Klangforum Wien, of which he was principal guest conductor until summer 2022, a new project with baritone Thomas Hampson on songs by Mahler and Ives recently premiered under his direction.

Since the 2022/23 season, Bas Wiegers is associated conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 

He conducted several times at the Cologne Opera, the Opéra national de Lorraine, the Klagenfurt Theater, and at festivals such as November Music, Prague Spring Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Ruhrtriennale, and Acht Brücken in Cologne.

image: Marco Borggreve
image: Marco Borggreve

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