Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba)
Born: 31st August 1938, Dilbeek
Wieland Kuijken is a Belgian musician and player of the viola da gamba and baroque cello.
Kuijken started his career in music in 1952 with the Brussels Alariusensemble of which he formed part until 1972. In addition, he played with the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle which propagated avant-garde music throughout Europe.
In 1972 the ensemble La Petite Bande was established and later the Kuijken Strijkkwartet (Kuijken String Quartet). Kuijken has recorded numerous works of chamber music with Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen and Alfred Deller.