Bas Wiegers

After studying violin, with a minor in orchestral conducting, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Bas Wiegers pursued a Post-Master's degree in violin at the Musikhochschule Freiburg. After graduating, Bas began a successful career as a violinist. In 2009, he received a conducting scholarship from the Kersjes Foundation, after which he started working as an assistant to Mariss Jansons and Susanna Mälkki at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. This experience convinced him to focus entirely on conducting.

In the current season, 22/23, Bas started as associate conductor of the Münchner Kammerorchester, where he brings to life the variety of musical styles that is so important to him. He was also first guest conductor of the Klangforum Wien for four seasons, and he made guest appearances with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, WDR Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras.