David Erler was born in the Saxon Vogtland. As a scholarship recipient of the Hanns-SeidelStiftung Munich, he studied voice in Leipzig with Maria Jonas and Marek Rzepka. Further important impetus was gained through additional studies of music theory, as well as master
classes with Andreas Scholl, Marius von Altena, and The King’s Singers.
Engagements as a soloist lead him around Germany as well as throughout Europe, working with directors such as Manfred Cordes, Michi Gaigg, Peter Van Heyghen, Jos van Immerseel, Wolfgang Katschner, Hermann Max, Gregor Meyer, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ludger
Rémy, Adam Viktora and Roland Wilson. In a solo capacity, David also works regularly with ensembles such as Bell’Arte Salzburg, Capella de la Torre, Collegium Marianum Prag, Ensemble Inégal, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Les Muffatti Brüssel, Musica Fiata and Weser-Renaissance Bremen.
David’s broad repertoire ranges from renaissance polyphony to contemporary works (including world premiers of music by Moritz Eggert , Steffen Schleiermacher and Masato Suzuki), whilst the music of the German baroque remains his special passion. Thanks to his stylistic sensitivity and fine ensemble skills, David is also in great demand as a guest singer in vocal ensembles such as the ensemble amarcord, the Calmus Ensemble, Singer Pur, Singphoniker, Stimmwerck and Vox Luminis. His considerable discography, as well as engagements at prestigious festivals (including the Musica Antiqua Brügge, Bachfest Leipzig, Händelfestspiele Halle, Resonanzen Wien, Trigonale Klagenfurt and Kulturwald), are further evidence of his artistic work. Moreover, David Erler is increasingly focused on working as an editor and lector. He is chief editor of the first complete edition of Johann Kuhnau’s vocal works, published by Pfefferkorn Musikverlag Leipzig.