Wies De Boevé

Wies de Boevé was born in Belgium in 1987 and began his studies with Lode Leire and Maurice Aerts. He then studied in Zurich with Duncan McTier and Frank Sanderell.

In 2010 he became a scholarship holder of the Herbert von Karajan Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. There he received instrumental lessons with the solo bassists Janne Saksala and Esko Laine and gained valuable orchestra experience. He completed his soloist diploma with Božo Paradžik at the Lucerne School of Music with top marks and then completed his studies with Matthew McDonald at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” with the concert exam.

Wies de Boevé has won numerous competitions, such as the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition, the Scottish International Double Bass Competition in Glasgow, the BASS2010 Solo Competition in Berlin, the Rahn Music Prize Zurich and the Concours International de Contrebasse in Paris. In March 2015 he won the prize of the German Music Competition – as the first double bass player in the more than 40-year history of this competition. Since September 2016 Wies de Boevé has also been first prize winner of the ARD music competition.

He has played with many renowned orchestras, including the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Helsinki, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Berlin State Opera.

From the academic year 2018/19 Wies de Boevé will teach double bass as a main subject lecturer at the ZHdK. He is deputy solo double bassist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.


Wies De Boevé

Double bass


Rahn Musikpreis 2010, 1. prize double bass