Barthold Kuijken (°1949) initially studied at the Bruges Conservatory and afterwards at the Conservatories in Brussels and The Hague. While studying, he specialised as an autodidact in playing the traverso. As a soloist in music chamber ensembles with other early music experts, among whom his brothers Sigiswald and Wieland, Robert Kohnen, Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen, Ewald Demeyere and Luc Devos; as a flute player in different baroque orchestras and more and more frequently as a director, he performs throughout the world.
Kuijken recorded the most important works from the repertoire of Hotteterre, Couperin, Boismortier, Telemann, Leclair, Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, Händel, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Hummel, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Debussy. Barthold Kuijken teaches at the Conservatories in Brussels and The Hague.