Professor at the Vienna University of Music

Wienna Flautists Ensemble


Awarded at the International Competition
for Traverse flute in Prague


24K-5 flute

Cocos Wooden Flute

Barbara GISLER-HAASE was born in Vienna. Following a general musical education during childhood she studied transverse flute at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She graduated with highest honors. During her studies Barbara Gisler haase won several first prizes as soloist at Austria famous youth competitions for instance yugend musiziert and as a member of the Eurasia Quartet in chamber music competitions.

In 1974 she was awarded a prize at the international Competition for Traverse Flute in Prague. In the same year she began to teach at the Vienna Academy of Music. Since then Barbara Gisler-Hasse has given concert both as soloist and member of various ensembles including instruments such as flute and guitar or flute, cello and piano. She also appeared with the wiener Nonett and played solo parts with the wiener Bachsolisten. She has given concerts in Austria and throughout Europe.

In 1983 she co-founded the wienna Flautists, an unusual ensemble that includes the whole family of transverse flutes, ranging from double bass to piccolo flute. With this ensemble she has produced 8 CDs, appeared in radio and tv-productions, concerts in various countries including Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India, Taiwan, Korea, South America as well as in Europe. She also appeared in numerous concerts as a soloist and member of various ensembles. In 1984/85 Barbara Gisler-Hasse took a leading position in a research project concerning the making of tranverse flutes. Every year Barbara Gisler-Haase gives special master courses and is currently professor at the University of Music in Vienna.

INTERVIEW with Barbara