David Wahler began his musical career at the age of 7 playing the piano “by ear”. Years of summer music clinics and academies at various universities culminated in his studying piano performance at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and Mannes College of Music in New York. David then began serving as a musical director off Broadway. In the Chicago area, he played with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra as well as teaching music appreciation to disadvantaged and handicapped children.
In the 80’s and 90’s David pursued successful careers in design and retail. But even with material success, he felt something was missing in the general tone of his life. Realizing that he had been creatively silenced far too long, David enrolled in the Berklee College of Music’s Electronic Music Production program. It is there that he honed his skill as an electronic artist and married it with his exceptional keyboard talents. Drawing upon the influence of Eric Satie, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, Brian Eno, Richard Bone, Kitaro and Vangelis, David began to create his own classic style.
David released his first album, Antiquus, in the spring of 2009. The CD was met with instant accolades from the reviewers. He placed number one on ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) charts for the month of July, and was the highest ranking debut album in the history of the charts. Antiquus was selected by numerous websites as “one of the best New Age CD’s of 2009”, as well as placing third on ZMR’s Top 100 Most Played Albums of 2009. Antiquus was also nominated for four Zone Music Awards for 2009, including Best Album and Best New Artist, going on to win Best New Artist.
David’s second album, A Star Danced , released March 1, 2010, was met with the following praise from RJ Lannan, reviewer with Zone Music Reporter. “Contemporary ambient artist David Wahler, musically takes us beyond earthly boundaries on his newest release, A Star Danced . It is music that celebrates the joy of living on a celestial scale. I give it a stellar recommendation”. Nominated by ZMR Awards as Best Album, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, A Star Danced went on to win Best Meditation & Relaxation Album of 2010.
Secret Dream, David’s third album, was released in 2013 by New World Music.
It is impossible to categorize the rich melodies and intricate orchestrations of David’s works as simply New Age or ambient. They are a genre as unique as the artist himself.
David Wahler is part of the musical universe of Radio PLENITUDE.
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