Flutist Manuela Wiesler (1955-2006) was born in Brazil, the daughter of an Austrian cameraman and a ballerina. In 1957 she moved with her family to Vienna, where she entered the Academy of Music in 1967, later studying in Paris. In 1973 she moved with her husband to Iceland and in 1976 won the Nordic Chamber Music Competition in Helsinki. Further study with James Galway was followed by success in the Copenhagen Biennale. Professor at the Music Academy of the Gothenburg University in Sweden.Later she moved back to Austria.
An extraordinary flautist and musician, renowned for her recordings of Jolivet's complete works for the flute and a source of inspiration to many composers, Manuela Wiesler had few competitors in her art of creating glowing,intensely personal readings.