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"The best came last: Haydn's Symphony No. 104. Bas Wiegers first let the music rise up aristocratically, but then searched for wit in the details. [...] Wiegers emphasised refinement and spirit, profoundness and temperament, in short: Haydn's greatness. And one never gets enough of that." 


Münchener Kammerorchester 

Haydn, Illes, Dutilleux 

"You don’t hear a Haydn like this every day. The Munich Chamber Orchestra and Bas Wiegers played Haydn's last Symphony No. 104 not as a warm-up piece, but as a climax."

Münchner Merkur

Münchener Kammerorchester 

Haydn, Illes, Dutilleux 

“The hero of the day was Bas Wiegers, who jumped in last minute. He delivered softly swinging and continuously colour changing Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel.”

De Volkskrant

Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Padding, Andriessen, Ravel, Messiaen

"Bas Wiegers proved once again that he can keep an overview of difficult scores and bring out the essential voices. In doing so, he turned this Aperghis evening into an intensely strenuous but also profound listening experience and artistic enjoyment."


Asko|Schönberg, SWR Vokalensemble

Aperghis, Die Hamletmaschine

“A huge achievement of Klangforum Wien and their conductor Bas Wiegers.”

Der Standard

Klangforum Wien

Unsuk Chin, Toshio Hosokawa, Rebecca Saunders

“Conductor Bas Wiegers makes the orchestra sound powerful yet transparent. He knows how to deal with the dramatic lines and rhythmic flow, and he does justice to the clarity and humor in Poulenc´s music.”

Mark Duijnstee, Opera Nederland

Residentie Orchestra

Francis Poulenc, Les Mamelles de Tirésias

“The counterpart was Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s “Concerto funèbre”, in which Klangforum Wien under Bas Wiegers bounced back the cat-like suppleness and glowing intensity of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja: an oppressive thriller.”


Die Presse 

Klangforum Wien

Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Concerto funèbre


“[…] at Hartmann’s “Concerto funèbre”, where exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja shone with the phenomenal Klangforum Wien under the excellent direction of Bas Wiegers.”


Klangforum Wien

Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Concerto funèbre

"In Klangforum's interpretation, the work seemed almost ethereal - desperately beautiful."

Wiener Zeitung 

Klangforum Wien

Luigi Nono, Guai ai gelidi mostri 

“Lead by two independently waving conductors, Peter Eötvös and Bas Wiegers, the Concertgebouw Orchestra gave a shimmering performance.”

Frits van der Waa, Volkskrant

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Charles Ives, Symphony no. 4


“Bas Wiegers achieved exactly the right mood in Ravel´s Piano Concerto.”

Biëlla Luttmer, Volkskrant


Lucas Jussen, piano

Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G

“Under his baton, the strings scintillated with such a romantic sway as to give way to an almost unbearably beautiful ending.”


Persis Bekkering, Volkskrant

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Lisette Bolle, soprano

Rolf Martinsson, Forlorn (World Première)

“Andriessen´s music was played by the Dutch Asko|Schönberg ensemble and conductor Bas Wiegers with incredible precision and virtuosity.”

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
Louis Andriessen





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