Wieland Kuijken

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Wieland Kuijken (born Dilbeek, 31 August 1938) is a Belgian musician and player of the viola da gamba and baroque cello.

Kuijken started his career in music in 1952 with the Brussels Alariusensemble of which he formed part until 1972. In addition, he played with the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle which propagated avant-garde music throughout Europe.

In 1972 the ensemble La Petite Bande was established and later the Kuijken Strijkkwartet (Kuijken String Quartet). Kuijken has recorded numerous works of chamber music with Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen and Alfred Deller. Today he is one of the most sought-after Early Music performers of his generation on the baroque cello and viola da gamba.

Wieland Kuijken is gamba teacher at the conservatories of Brussels and The Hague and regular jury member of international competitions.

Kuijken has two brothers, Sigiswald and Barthold, who are also eminent musicians and are known for playing baroque music on authentic instruments. Sigiswald is a violinist and Barthold a flautist and recorder player. His third brother is Professor Eckhart Kuijken, former director of the Flemish Institute for Nature Conservation and a professor at Groningen University. He also has a fourth brother, Oswald Kuijken, who is a famous visual artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Concerts Royaux Couperin; Sigiswald Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken 1
1991 Flute Sonatas George Frideric Händel; Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen 1
1992 Concerts à deux violes esgales du Sieur de Sainte Colombe, Tome II Jean de Sainte-Colombe; Jordi Savall, Wieland Kuijken 2
1992 Music for a While / O Solitude Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller, Wieland Kuijken, William Christie, Roderick Skeaping 3
1994 Flute Sonatas / Viola da Gamba Sonatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Maxence Larrieu, Marçal Cervera, Wieland Kuijken, Rafael Puyana 1
1997 Paris Quartets 1-12 Georg Philipp Telemann; Barthold Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt 1
2004 6 Suites à Violoncello Solo / Sonate à Cembalo è Viola da Gamba Johann Sebastian Bach; Wieland Kuijken, Piet Kuijken 1
2005 Twelve Trios for Transverse Flute, Violin & Violoncello Joseph Haydn; Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken 1
Duetti e cantate George Frideric Handel; Wieland Kuijken, René Jacobs, Judith Nelson, William Christie & Konrad Junghänel 1
Leçons du Mercredy Sainct Marc‐Antoine Charpentier; Judith Nelson, Anne Verkinderen, René Jacobs, William Christie, Wieland Kuijken, Konrad Junghänel, Concerto Vocale 1
Leçons du Vendredy Sainct Marc‐Antoine Charpentier; Concerto Vocale, Judith Nelson, Anne Verkinderen, René Jacobs, Wieland Kuijken, Adelheid Glatt, William Christie, Konrad Junghänel 1

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