Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Henrik Wiese is an Austrian flutist. Born in Vienna, he was raised in Hamburg where he taught himself to play the flute and later studied with Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak in Hamburg and Paul Meisen in Munich. Besides flute he studied general linguistics and musicology at the Ludwig Maximilians university in Munich. Henrik Wiese is a laureate of many international competitions, including Kobe (1997), Nielsen (1998), and ARD (2000). As a soloist, he has appeared with orchestras such as Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Polish Chamber Philharmonic, and Prague Chamber Orchestra etc.
In 1995, after only five semesters of studying, Henrik Wiese was engaged as principal flutist in the Bavarian State Orchestra under Carlos Kleiber and Zubin Mehta which he held until 2006 when Henrik Wiese took the principal flute position of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons.
Henrik Wiese is also active in music publishing, largely concentrating on the music of W.A.Mozart (Henle Verlag and Breitkopf & Härtel). He has taught master classes in Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Japan.
Since 2020, he teaches at Musikhochschule Nuremberg. Henrik Wiese describes himself as synesthete, a person who has colored hearing: sounds or music are seen as colors.