XENIA LÖFFLER, born in Erlangen, Germany, first studied at the Meistersinger Konservatorium in Nuremberg before she studied recorder with Conrad Steinmann and Baroque oboe with Katharina Arfken at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. This was followed by a one‐year postgraduate study with Ku Ebbinge at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Löffler is the prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions and was a member and soloist of the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Together with her colleagues in Basel she co‐established the Amphion Bläseroktett in 1998, which has performed at numerous major music festivals since its beginnings and established an international presence through its production of nine CD recordings. In 2000 she was invited by Sir John Eliot Gardiner to perform first oboe in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, a project that performed and recorded all of Bach’s Cantatas throughout Europe and in New York City.
Löffler has been a member and soloist of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin since 2001 and appears regularly with Collegium 1704 in Prague, the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, and the Händel Festival Orchestra in Halle. She has appeared as a soloist at Wigmore Hall in London, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
As a guest, she has participated with numerous renowned Baroque orchestras and notable conductors in concerts, opera projects, and in CD recordings. Additionally, she has appeared on several CDs as a soloist with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Bach, Vivaldi, and Platti concertos on harmonia mundi France), with Collegium 1704 (Reichenauer concertos on Supraphon), and with the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle in a recording of anonymous oboe concertos from the Dresden court on the Accent label.
Xenia Löffler has given masterclasses at the International Handel Academy in Karlsruhe, at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in Bremen. Since 2004 she has led a class for historic oboe at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.