„a tremendously engaging player
and a generous team player too.“
International Record Review (June 2011)
Sebastian Wienand studied harpsichord, fortepiano and basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
He founded the chamber music ensemble l’Ornamento, whose work was rewarded with successes such as the ensemble’s first prize and audience award at Musica Antiqua Bruges and the audience award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, where the ensemble was a guest almost annually for over ten years.
His versatility has brought him together with renowned artists and ensembles of classical music. He is a member of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and works closely with flutist Maurice Steger, the B’Rock Orchestra and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Sebastian is also a member of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, which gives him the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting musicians outside the early music scene.
As musical assistant to the Belgian conductor René Jacobs, he has been involved in internationally acclaimed opera productions for many years, including at the Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien and La Monnaie in Brussels.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has participated in numerous recordings, including keyboard concertos by Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons Carl Philipp and Wilhelm Friedemann with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, La Cetra Basel and Millenium Orchestra, as well as keyboard solo pieces and various works with Maurice Steger on the CDs Mr. Handel’s Dinner (2018) and A Tribute to Bach (2023).
Sebastian has been a scholarship holder of the German Music Council, the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the Mozart Foundation Dortmund, and the Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg.