Henrik Wiese was born in 1971 in Vienna and grew up in Hamburg. He first taught himself to play the flute, later studied with Prof. Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak in Hamburg and Prof. Paul Meisen in Munich.
He received a grant from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (Study Foundation of the German People). In 1995, after only five semesters of studying, Henrik Wiese was engaged as principal flutist in the Bavarian State Orchestra. Since September 1, 2006, he holds the same position in the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Henrik Wiese has received awards from a number of national and international competitions. He was a prize winner at the German Music Competition (1995) and a winner (2nd prize) of the renowned ARD Music Competition in Munich, among others. He has appeared as soloist, for example, with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin and the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Hanover.
Concert tours have taken Henrik Wiese to North and South America, Asia (especially Japan) and throughout Europe. He is a dedicated performer of chamber music, as we can see from his steadily growing discography. Along with pianist Fumiko Shiraga he recorded Mozart’s seven piano concertos (Weltersteinspielung), which Mozart’s student Johann Nepomuk Hummel had arranged for a chamber music ensemble consisting of piano, flute, violin and violoncello.
In 1998/1999, Henrik Wiese temporarily took over a professorship at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. He taught master classes in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany and Japan.
Henrik Wiese is also active in music publishing. His long association with the G. Henle Verlag in Munich concentrates largely on the music of Mozart. The Rondo Fragment for Horn and Orchestra, K. 412, completed by Henrik Wiese, is gainingpopularity and is frequently performed by orchestras. For the Mozart Year, Henrik Wiese prepared an edition of the Flute Concerto K. 313 for Breifkopf & Härtel.
The flutist also stands up for the highly underestimated Bach pupil Johann Philipp Kirnberger. Henrik Wiese edited a complete edition of that composer’s flute sonatas for the Amadeus Verlag. His research has also uncovered important, previously unknown sources on Mozart’s Flute Quartet K. 285b and Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto opus 253.