Wies de Boevé is the winner of six international music competitions including both the first prize and audience award at the ARD C ompetition 2016 and first prize at the Bottesini Competition 2017. In 2015 he became the first double bass player in history to win the top prize at the German Music Competition. Wies is co-principal double bass of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and regularly appears with many other leading ensembles, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Vienna Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. He teaches at the Zurich University of Arts and the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. From September 2022 he will also become a professor at the Reina Sofía
Escuela Superior de Música in Madrid. Wies gives masterclasses worldwide and has coached the musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra since 2013.