The recorder player Tomma Wessel focuses on performing contemporary music. She has given first performances of compositions by amongst others Luc Brewaeys, Alvin Curran, Michael Finnissy, Moritz Eggert, Helmut Oehring, Frederic Rzewski, Volker Staub, Serge Verstockt, Errollyn Wallen and Christian Wolff. She is a founding member of APSARA, an ensemble including recorders, dealing with all aspects of contemporary music. Tomma Wessel has also performed with orchestras and ensembles such as Champ d’Action, Ex Tempore, Ictus, Musica Antiqua Köln, Prometheus-Ensemble, Spectra, Het Symfonieorkest van de Munt, Het Vlaams Symfonieorkest. In 2006/07 she was Friend in Music of the Concertgebouw in Bruges. She has performed at important venues and festivals and can be heard on numerous radio and cd recordings.
Tomma Wessel teaches contemporary recorder music at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and at the University College Ghent. She teaches recorder and chamber music at Bruges music conservatory.
Tomma Wessel is currently working on a PhD on the recorder, at the Faculty of Arts of Leiden University and the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (see:research).