As the bassoonist of the award winning reed quintet Calefax and the internationally acclaimed Ensemble Musikfabrik Alban Wesly is considered as one of the most versatile bassoonist of this time. He studied bassoon at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Joep Terwey and Johan Steinmann and has since then given more than 2,000 concerts in over forty countries: chamber music, with orchestra’s and solo.
Calefax is one of the longest operating chamber music groups in the Netherlands, and worldwide trendsetter for a new genre: the Reed Quintet. Ensemble Musikfabrik is a specialist ensemble for contemporary music, based in Cologne. Wesly’s symphonic experience includes projects with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Residentie Orchestra. As a soloist, Wesly performed in the Berliner Philharmonie, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and the Musica Festival in Strasbourg.
As of the 2018/19 season Wesly will be teaching bassoon at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. As a guest teacher, he gave numerous masterclasses in Japan, the US, China and throughout Europe.