Daniela Mars is an International Trevor James Low Flutes Artist and the creator behind the Mars Bass Flute Project, a project that showcases works by living composers from around the world for the bass flute.
Daniela comes from Brazil and enjoys a diverse musical life as a soloist, freelance and chamber musician. She currently lives in Paris, France, where she is the principal flute and flute ensemble teacher at L’École de Musique de Brétigny. Daniela is engaged in giving workshops at various musical institutions in Paris, including masterclasses in Brazil and Spain.
As an avid for contemporary music, Daniela initiated the Mars Bass Flute Project as a collective collaboration with living composers to highlight new music written for the bass flute. The launching of the project in 2018 was an immediate success with over thirty composers from around the world submitting works commissioned and dedicated to Daniela Mars. In 2019 this original idea was published by Master Music Publications, based in London, United Kingdom. In addition Daniela wrote her undergraduate dissertation on extended flute techniques
Her diverse upbringing and passion for travelling has sparked her curiosity for other cultures and musical styles, taking her to the U.K, Brazil, Germany, Austria, and Greece as a performer. She has performed with Latin music ensembles and Symphonic Orchestras, including the Brazilian samba band “Rhythms of the City,” with whom she has performed in venues such as the Emirates Stadium, O2 academy, Circo Voador, and toured in the UK, Poland and Brazil
She has performed as a soloist in numerous festivals such as… the Evmelia Music festival, Festival des Abbayes, Festival Mage, Festival Thalie, amont others. Furthermore she has been interviewed and featured in a documentary by Abu dhabi TV, In addition to various online blog such as the podcast of Hello Stage with Bernhard Kerres. She is also a member of Ensemble K, an innovative ensemble conducted by Simone Menezes.
Daniela has mastered her art at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, City University, Prayner Konservatorium of Arts in Vienna and Lyon Conservatory in France. She has performed in masterclasses by internationally renowned flautists such as Pierre-Yves Artaud, Paul Edmund-Davies, Wissam Boustany, and in 2016 she was a Straubinger Scholarship recipient allowing her to study with Jasmine Choi during her International Masterclass in Bregenz, Austria.
Daniela has also taken conducting lessons from Anthony Weeden and attended the Sherbourne Summer School of Music, Conducting led by George Hurst and Rodolfo Saglimbeni. Her love for conducting gave her the opportunity to serve as the appointed assistant conductor of the City University Symphonic Orchestra, and a founding member of the City University Operetic Society. In 20 so and so she was the musical director and conductor At City University for the production of Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona,”