The Austrian flutist, Henrik Wiese, was born in in Vienna and grew up in Hamburg. He first taught himself to play the flute at the age of 10, later studying with Professor Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak in Hamburg and Professor Paul Meisen in Munich. He received a grant from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (Study Foundation of the German People). Henrik Wiese has received awards from a number of national and international competitions. He was a prize winner at the German Music Competition in 1995 and the international competitions in Kobe in Japan in 1997, Markneukirchen in 1998, Odense (Carl Nielsen) in Denmark in 1998 and of the renowned ARD Music Competition in Munich Munich (ARD) in 2000 (2nd prize).
In 1995, after only five semesters of study, Henrik Wiese was engaged as principal flutist in the Bayerisches Staatsorchester (or Bavarian State Opera). Since September 1, 2006, he holds the same position in the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester.
Henrik Wiese has appeared as soloist, for example, with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester-Berlin and the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Hannover. Concert tours have taken him to North and South America, Asia (especially Japan, Taiwan and India) and throughout Europe. He is a dedicated performer of chamber music, as we can see from his steadily growing discography. Along with pianist Fumiko Shiraga he recorded Mozart's seven piano concertos (Weltersteinspielung), which Mozart's pupil Johann Nepomuk Hummel scored for a chamber music ensemble consisting of piano, flute, violin and violoncello. He has also recorded the Mozart flute quartets and J.S. Bach flute sonatas on CD.
In 1998-1999, Henrik Wiese temporarily assumed a professorship at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. He gave master-classes in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany and Japan.
Henrik Wiese is also active in music publishing. His long association with the G. Henle Verlag in Munich concentrates largely on the music of Mozart. The Rondo Fragment for Horn and Orchestra, K. 412, completed by Wiese, is gaining in popularity and is ever more frequently performed by orchestras. For Mozart Year, Henrik Wiese prepared an edition of the Flute Concerto K. 313 for Breifkopf & Härtel. Another area of conentration involves the chamber music compositions of the highly underestimated Bach pupil Johann Philipp Kirnberger. Henrik Wiese edited a complete edition of that composer's flute sonatas for the Amadeus Verlag. His research has also uncovered important, previously unknown sources on Mozart's Flute Quartet K. 285b and Carl Reinecke's Flute Concerto Op. 253.