In 2019 SWR called the recorder player Jan Nigges an ‘up-and-coming star on his instrument’. At just 25 years old, he is one of the most outstanding representatives of the instrument. He was already performing his first solo concerts on professional music stages when he was only 14. He was a young protégé in Prof. Michael Schneider’s class in Frankfurt am Main, where he later also completed his music degree. In addition to playing the recorder, Jan Nigges discovered his love of other woodwind instruments such as the Baroque oboe and the flute traversiere early on. He studied these instruments under names such as Prof. Benoit Laurent and Prof. Karl Kaiser at the HfMDK in Frankfurt.