Daniel Schädeli currently holds posts as principal tuba in the Berne Symphony Orchestra, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, and is a member of internationally respected ensembles like Festival Brass and Lucerne Chamber Brass. He is as well an active teacher, teaching in master classes, workshops, or in his home region by Wohlen, Bern, where during the last fifteen years he has created many diverse projects for the benefit of children and adolescents at the local music school. Since 2020 DS has been teaching at HEMU.CH, haute école de musique Vaud Fribourg Valais.
Between 2005 and 2007 he supervised a research project by the Hochschule der Künste Bern on the reconstruction of ophicleides financed by the Swiss National Foundation, and founded the base for several other research projects in the domain of historical brass instruments.
From 2003 to 2004 he collaborated with the ensemble Lucerne Chamber Brass in a research project at the Musikhochschule Luzern with Swiss folk music of the 19th and 20th centuries. This culminated in a CD, many diverse concerts in international festivals and radio stations, and a body of work that was documented and presented to the wider public.
Composers such as Julien-François Zbinden, Jost Meier, Jean-Luc Darbellay, Dominique Roggen, Daniel Glaus, Thüring Bräm, Thomas Nidecker and Antoine Fachard have composed and dedicated solo works for him.
In 2014 his solo CD „Solissimo“ was published by the label „Musiques Suisses“.
He has played with many orchestras in Switzerland and in Europe. He works with numerous orchestras and ensembles and has been invited as a guest professor and chamber musician to conservatories in Switzerland, and to such prestigious institutions such Trinity College of Music in London and the Royal Welsh school of Music in Cardiff. With Lucerne Chamber Brass he was also invited to make his debut at the legendary Wigmore Hall in London
As a soloist or chamber musician, he has won various awards such as the Fridl Wald Foundation in Basel and international competitions for chamber music in Geneva, Lucerne, Munich, Passau and Guebwiller