Wieland Kuijken’s career in early music began with L’Ensemble Alarius de Bruxelles
(from 1959 to 1972). At the same time, he expressed his great interest in avant-garde
music with the ensemble Musique Nouvelle. His international reputation was established
through numerous concerts and recordings made with his brothers Sigiswald (violin) and
Barthold (flute), as well as Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Alfred Deller, Anner Bijlsma,
and other celebrated musicians.
Wieland Kuijken is well known as a teacher. He taught viola da gamba from 1972 until
2003 at the conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. He has also given many master
classes at Innsbruck, in the United States, and in Japan. He regularly participates as a jury
member for international competitions (Bruges, Paris, Amsterdam, Boston, Utrecht,
He is a founding member, with his brothers, of the orchestra La Petite Bande and the
Kuijken String Quartet. From 1988 until 1992, he directed the Collegium Europae. Mr.
Kuijken is a frequent guest conductor for various projects in Europe and elsewhere.