Portrait Daniela

Daniela Wahler

Baritone Saxophone


Daniela Wahler was born in Lower Franconia. Following her high school graduation, she attended classes at the Vocational School for Music in Dinkelsbühl. After completing this first course of training, she went on to study at the Freiburg College of Music with Prof. Jürgen Demmler. In 2004 she graduated in Instrumental Pedagogy, with a minor in Conducting (with Prof. K. Hövelmann). In 2003, at the “C3” conductor's examination, she was granted the right to conduct wind orchestras that are part of the North Bavarian Music Society. In the same year, she was awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation). After her Freiburg degree, she continued her saxophone studies in Montpellier, France with Prof. Philippe Braquart. In 2005 she was awarded a DEM (Diplôme d'Études Musicales, Musical Studies Diploma), as well as a distinction in Chamber Music. Her artistic studies were rounded off by masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Jean-Denis Michat, Vincent David, Fabrizio Mancuso, Arno Bornkamp, Johann Moesenbichler and Martin Gellrich among others.
Currently, Daniela Wahler works as a freelance saxophonist, conductor and saxophone teacher at the schools of music in Aalen and Neresheim. She has served as an instructor in different orchestras and saxophone workshops in the whole of south Germany as well as in several music schools of the North Bavarian Confederation of Music Societies, the Wind Music Society of Baden-Württemberg and the Confederation of German Music Societies. She remains in close contact with France as a member – on the baritone saxophone – of the saxophone quartet “Elyas”. In addition, she is a member of the Ensemble “Selisih”, dedicated to new music (concerts and workshops all over the world, for ex. Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand or at last at the Philippines). But the greatest part of her musical time is devoted, since 2007, to Saxofourte, this once exclusively male quartet.