Cellist Isolde Hayer is a native of Salzburg and studied with Heidi Litschauer, Wolfgang Boettcher and Martin Ostertag. Master classes with William Pleeth, Boris Pergamenshikov, Siegfried Palm as well as the Alban Berg Quartet, the Ysaÿe Quartet and the Borodin Quartet rounded off her education. She was a grantee at the European Mozart Academy in Prague, the Villa Musica in Mainz as well as the Musica Juventutis in Vienna. Isolde Hayer has won prizes at numerous competitions. In 2003 she was among the first artists to receive the August Everding Prize from the Konzertgesellschaft München. As soloist and chamber musician, she has traveled to several countries Europe, the United States, the Near and Far East, appeared at such festivals as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Music Festival in Münster, the Beethoven Festival in San José, California, and the Mozart Festival in Istanbul. Since the 2004/2005 season Isolde Hayer has been a member of the Munich Philharmonic.