Andreas Wylezol

Principal Bass

Andreas Wylezol was born in Berlin in 1967. As a child he took lessons in voice, violin, double bass and piano.

He studied double bass from 1984 to 1990 at the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar under Horst Dieter Wenkel. While still a student he won prizes at the Markneukirchen International Competition as well as the Giovanni Bottesini Competition in Parma.

His first orchestral experiences were gained with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra from 1988 to 1989 under the direction of Claudio Abbado. Since 1989 he has been Principal Double Bass with the Staatskapelle Dresden. Andreas Wylezol is a founding member of Claudio Abbado’s Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Since 2007 he has also performed with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.

Andreas Wylezol has taught at the Weimar College of Music as well as the Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. 

In 2005 he became professor at the Detmold College of Music. Since 2011 he has also coached students at the Staatskapelle Dresden’s Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy.

He regularly performs as a soloist and has played under conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli and Sir Colin Davis. In June 2010 in the Semperoper he gave the first public performance together with the Staatskapelle Dresden of »Fury 2«, a concerto for double bass dedicated to him by that year’s Capell-Compositrice, Rebecca Saunders.

Interesting chamber music projects have brought Andreas Wylezol together with the Cleveland Quartet, the Amati Quartet, the Petersen Quartet as well as pianists András Schiff and Bruno Canino.

Andreas Wylezol has recorded for the labels Capriccio, Berlin Classics, Farao and Deutsche Schallplatten.