Isabel Goller

Isabel Goller


Isabel Goller is a harpist from Brixen, South Tyrol. She started taking harp lessons at the age of nine and to date has celebrated numerous national and international successes.
At the age of 14, she was admitted to the young talent training programme with Professor Helga Storck at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Already at this age she was able to celebrate her first international successes: in 2009 Isabel was a finalist in the international harp competition in Bangkok, Thailand. This was followed by first and second level studies at the Zurich University of the Arts with Professor Sarah O'Brien, which Isabel Goller completed with distinction. During her studies, she was accepted into various international youth orchestras. As a result, she was able to spend summers at the International Academy of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, playing at the Aspen Music Festival in the United States or touring Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Isabel has also been active as a soloist. In 2014, she won 4th prize at the 'Soka International Harp Competition' in Japan and 1st prize at the International Harp Academy 'Hesse Cunnego' in Germany. From 2016-2018 Isabel Goller was then a member of the Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy of the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden. In the context of her musical training experience with one of the world's best orchestras, she discovered her love for opera. She completed her second Master's degree with Anneleen Lenaerts (solo harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic) at the Maastricht Conservatory. Isabel is particularly appreciated as an orchestral musician. She has worked with, among others, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Klangforum Wien, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Philharmonia Zürich and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna. In addition, the harpist is passionate about chamber music and substantiated her interest by founding the Trio Lusinea (instrumentation: harp, bassoon and flute). She performs with the Trio at regular intervals. Enthusiastic about interdisciplinary work, he writes music suitable for meditation and relaxation with the NUJA project. The first live performances date back to 2021. Nature also plays an important role in the musician's life. In the FOREST ART project, she brings her music into the forest environment and makes it dialogue with the performance of Czech acrobat Veronika Smolkova. Isabel Goller's great dream was to found an orchestra in South Tyrol. This dream came true, because in 2019 Isabel Goller co-founded the Südtirol Philharmonic. This important project brings together successful South Tyrolean musicians from around the world and brings them together in concerts that take place in their home province.