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Flutists and flautists: biography, notable interpretations.

Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.

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Wiesler, Manuela

Wiesler, Manuela

Manuela Wiesler was a remarkable Austrian flutist. Born in Brazil in 1955, the daughter of an Austrian cameraman and a ballerina she moved with her family to Vienna in 1957, where she entered the Conservatory of Music in 1967. Later she continued her studies with Alain Marion in Paris.
In 1973 she moved with her husband to Iceland and lived there for a decade. Long after leaving Iceland Wiesler kept a close connection with the country and its musical life.
In 1976 she won the Nordic Chamber Music Competition in Helsinki and continued her studies with Marion, Sir James Galway, and Aurèle Nicolet.
In 1980 she attracted great attention at the Copenhagen Music Biennale.
Since then she enjoyed her career as a soloist. Overall she recorded and published 4 LPs. She was renowned for her recordings of Jolivet's complete works for the flute which served as a source of inspiration to many composers.
She taught at the Music Academy of the Gothenburg University in Sweden.