Swiss-born saxophonist Manuela Villiger grew up in Olten. After finishing her Matura, she started studying saxophone at the Hochschule Luzern with Sascha Armbruster and Beat Hofstetter, where she received her Master degree in 2015. Currently, she is studying at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in her second master degree with Lars Mlekusch, and participates in different master classes. The centre of her musical interest is performance of contemporary music. Next to that she performs with various ensembles in other repertories. In 2015, she founded with her duo partner Vera Wahl the saxophone duo eventuell. They have won prizes in a few international competitions. In 2016, Manuela Villiger received the music award from the canton of Solothurn.