Isabel Gehweiler (b. 1988) is a highly versatile young German cellist and also
works as a composer. She has won numerous awards including the European
bursary for young artists in the Plenary Hall of the European Parliament at 19
years of age.
She studied with Katharina Gohl-Moser, Ivan Monighetti (Basel College of Music,
Precollege course), Gustav Rivinius (Saarbrücken College of Music, orchestral
diploma), Richard Aaron (Juilliard School of Music, bachelor’s course) and Thomas
Grossenbacher (Zurich College of the Arts, soloist exam and teaching diploma).
As a soloist and chamber musician she has already performed at numerous
festivals including the Bayreuth Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival, the Lucerne
Festival, the Festival of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, the Focus! Festival in New
York and the Verbier Festival.
She regularly performs as a soloist with orchestras and has appeared in such
concert halls as Carnegie Hall, New York, and Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
Isabel Gehweiler has won awards in national and international competitions,
including the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition (2002)
and the Kiwanis Music Competition (2015, 2016). She has received scholarships
from such institutions as the Notenstein La Roche Academy, the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Rotary International Foundation.
She currently teaches the cello at the Hanover College of Music, Drama and