The German lutenist, Axel Wolf, studied with Hans Michael Koch and Rolf Lislevand. As a member of the ensemble "La Sfondrata" he was a prizewinner at the 1992 International Competition for Early Music Ensembles in Utrecht, Netherlands.
In the course of his concert career Axel Wolf has made appearances at international festivals in Boston, Bruges, Utrecht, Prague, Edinburgh and Innsbruck, as well as appearances in Rome, Tokyo, New York and Tel Aviv as soloist or member of ensembles such as Musica Fiata Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, Ars Antiqua Austria and The English Concert London. He appears frequently as guest artist at the Bayrische Staatsoper in Munich under the directorship of Harry Bicket or Ivor Bolton.
From 1986 until 2003 Axel Wolf taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany.
His first solo CD includes works for lute and chitarrone by Alessandro Piccinini, another solo recording concentrates on the lute music of J.S. Bach. His latest publication "Opera for Lute" contains music by Johann Adolf Hasse transcribed for Lute alone. He can also be heard as well on numerous recordings as a continuo player and accompanist.