Isabel Goller is a versatile harpist from Brixen in South Tyrol. She started playing the harp at the age of nine and has since enjoyed national and international success.
Already at the age of 14, she was accepted into the young students program of Prof. Helga Storck at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She continued her musical education with a bachelor’s and master’s degree she completed with distinction at the Zurich University of Arts under Prof. Sarah O'Brien. Isabel completed her second master's degree under the tutelage of Anneleen Lenaerts at the Maastricht Conservatory.
During her studies she was accepted by various international youth orchestras, spending her summers at the International Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, at the Aspen Music Festival in the USA and on the European tours of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Over a time span of two years (2016-2018), Isabel was a member of the Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy of the Saxon State Orchestra in Dresden where she gained formative musical experiences with one of the best orchestras in the world and discovered her love of opera. As an experienced orchestral musician, Isabel is frequently invited to perform with numerous professional orchestras, the most important being the Vienna Philharmonics, Klangforum Wien, Philharmonia Zurich, Staatsoperette Dresden, ORF Radiosinfonieorchestra and Musikkollegium Winterthur.
She has also successfully competed as a soloist - in 2009, she was a finalist at the international harp competition in Bangkok; in 2014, she won the 4th prize at the "International Soka Harp Competition" in Japan and the 1st prize at the international harp competition of the Harp Academy "Assia Cunnego" in Germany.
Her passion for chamber music has led her to co-found the Trio Lusinea (harp, bassoon and flute) with which she performs as a harpist on a regular basis.
Enthusiastic about interdisciplinary work, she composes meditation music in the project NUJA, focusing on guided meditation and mindfulness and preforming for the first time in 2021.
Having grown up surrounded by nature and recognizing the essential part this played in her development, Isabel wanted to also bring her music to the forest. Accompanied by the aerial acrobatics of the Czech acrobat Veronika Smolkova, the harp resounds throughout the trees.
Isabel Goller's big dream of founding an orchestra in South Tyrol came true in 2019 as when she became one of the four founding members of Südtirol Filarmonica. This initiative occupies a special place in her heart as it manages to bring together, once a year, internationally successful South Tyrolean musicians and to unite them for joint concerts in their home country.
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
international youth orchestras
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra
Aspen Music Festival (USA)
Zurich University of the Arts | Bachelor | Sarah O'Brien
Zurich University of the Arts | Master | Sarah O'Brien
Maastricht Conservatory | Master | Anneleen Lenaerts
Soka Harp Competition | Japan | 4th prize
Assia Cunnego Harp Competition | Germany | 2nd prize
Bangkok Harp Competition | Thailand | Finalist