Robert Wiemken

Robert Wiemken began his musical life as a French hornist but started a love affair with early double-reed instruments in the early 80’s, playing, studying, and making reeds for shawms, dulcians, bassoon, krumhorns and more. As artistic co-director of Piffaro, he has performed worldwide, recorded extensively, and built over 100 programs of Renaissance and early Baroque music. He is a well-appreciated teacher and lecturer in college and university settings, having directed the Early Music Ensembles at Temple University for 20 years. He teaches at workshops throughout the country and is director and teacher for the Indiana Early Double Reed Workshop.

Robert Wiemeken - photo by PLATE3 Photography