Johannes Wieners, countertenor, studied double bass and singing at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock. Currently, he is pursuing a Master's degree in Performance Practice in Contemporary Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz under the guidance of Prof. Holger Falk.
He has been devoted to contemporary music for a long time and is a founding member of the young ensemble for experimental music theater, Workers Union. From 2021 to 2022, he was the first fellow of the Maria Husmann Foundation e.V., which specializes in supporting young singers in the field of contemporary music. He has participated in masterclasses on contemporary music and singing with Sarah Maria Sun, Neil Semer, Daniel Gloger, Sarah Wegener, and others.
In March 2023, he portrayed the role of Jugend (Youth) in the world premiere of Oscar Strasnoy's "Robinson" at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. He also performed as Witold in Strasnoy's "Geschichte" at the Oper Graz in April 2023 and later appeared at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as Di in Diana Syrse's "To fall safely".
In August 2021, he sang Salvatore Sciarrino's "Studi per l'intonazione del mare" as part of Ostrava Days 2021, and in June 2022, he performed Bernhard Lang's "Songbook II.2 - Retextured" with the Klangforum Wien.
Johannes Wieners' strong interest in early music led him to participate in masterclasses and concerts in Berlin, Bremen, Parma, and Venice. He has collaborated with artists like Gemma Bertagnolli, Björn Colell, Sam Chapman, and Joachim Held. Since 2016, he has been a founding member of the ensemble for early music, Due sopra il Basso.
Besides his singing career, Johannes Wieners is also a composer. In 2019, he won the first federal prize for youth composition for his setting of a scene from Frank Wedekind's "Spring Awakening." In March 2022, another scene from this piece was premiered at the resonanzraum in Hamburg, followed by performances at the Oper Graz.