Bio


Isabella Selder, M.A., was born in Friedberg (Bavaria) where she started to play the guitar at the age of six with Stefan Schmidt. After first appearances at national guitar festivals and youth competitions Isabella also received various prizes at international events such as the "Anna Amalia Competition" in Weimar (2007/2011) or the "Rago Competition" in Stuttgart among others.

 

From 2010 to 2015 she studied with Thomas Müller-Pering at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar. As an Erasmus student Isabella spent one year in Barcelona at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya where she received classes from Laura Young. In 2015 she continued her musical development with a Master at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, once again as a student of Laura Young. She graduated in November 2017 with best marks.

 

Since  June 2016 Isabella has received grants from the organization "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" Augsburg. Furthermore, in 2017 and 2018 she was awarded the sholarship "Deutschlandstipendium" by the University of Augsburg where she is currently finishing her additional studies of Spanish and German language/literature.

 

As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Isabella is member of the "Molina Guitar Duo" with Santiago Molina Gimbernat from Mexico. In their current program "Una noche en Granada" the Molina Guitar Duo combines poems by Federico García Lorca with music by Manuel de Falla or Claude Debussy among others.

 

Since 2018 Isabella has started to perform as "Duo Augusta" with the German flute player Carina Frey. Both musicians live in Augsburg and share the passion for the varied repertoire for the flute and the guitar.

 

In october 2017 Santiago Molina Gimbernat and Isabella openend their own guitar studio in Friedberg (Gitarrenstudio Friedberg) where they teach students of all ages and organize concerts or workshops with the aim of contributing to cultural activities in Friedberg.

 

Since april 2018 Isabella has been teaching at the University of Augsburg (department of music pedagogy).

 

Isabella plays a guitar by Kolya Panhuyzen (cedar, 2017).