was born and raised in Vienna.
- She studied the flute at the former Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Academy of Music and Performing Arts, now renamed University of Music and Performing Arts).
- In 1973, concert diploma with distinction.
- Since 1974, teaching position at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, later renamed University of Music and Performing Arts.
- Since 1999, professor of flute at the Leonard Bernstein Institute for Wind Instruments and Percussion Instruments at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
- Since 2002, Head of the Institute.
She won several prizes at the “Young Musicians” (Jugend musiziert) competitions. In 1974, she was a prize winner at the “Prague Spring” flute competition. In the years to follow, she joined the “Eurasia Quartet”, the “Vienna Nonet” and the “Vienna Bach Soloists”.
In 1983, she founded the ensemble “Vienna Flautists”, a group of 8 lady flutists playing flutes from the contrabass to the piccolo. She has given concerts in Europe, Asia and America, she has recorded eight CDs for the labels Orfeo and Discover. Concerts and CD recordings in duet with Mika Mori, piano.
In 1997, she founded the Jubal Trio Vienna for flute, cello, and piano. CD recordings and many concerts.
Barbara Gisler-Haase has worked on research projects in the field of the improvement of flutes assigned by the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research. From 2009 to 2010, together with the flute maker Werner Tomasi, she developed flutes for children from the age of 5 onwards, according to the “wave line” principle. The instrument won a Houska Recognition Prize (2012) as well as a Red-dot Design Award (2013).
The Jupiter company has taken over this newly developed instrument, which is known as the „Waveline Flute”.
Every year, Barbara Gisler-Haase teaches master classes for “Allegro vivo”, the “Vienna Music Seminar”, the “Vienna Master Classes”, as well as seminars on didactics. She has been invited regularly to hold master classes in many different countries.
She frequently has been a juror at national and international competitions.
Barbara Gisler-Haase is the author of the flute school “Magic flute”, which consists of three volumes, and the series “Fit for the Flute”, as well as “Flute Ensemble” (Universal Edition Vienna).
„Magic Flute“, the flute school from the very beginning, including a CD.
Volume I UE 30370, new edition 2010 UE 35 301 Volume II UE 30460, new edition 2011 UE 35 302 Volume III UE 32360, new edition 2011 UE 35 303
“fit for the Flute” (in German and English)
Volume I Finger Technique UE 3129 volume II Sound and Intonation UE 31292
“fit for the band”, Doblinger Vienna
“mini magic flute” ,
“Learning How to Play the Flute for the Youngest” (Flöte lernen für die Jüngsten) volume 1 and 2, UE 33 660, UE 35270
Flute ensemble: volume I UE 31912
Flute Guide UE 30444
Flute Sonatas by Hummel, Dvorák, Hindemith, Martinu Camerata Tokyo 30CM-393
Modern Flute Music by Poulenc, Martin, Roussel, Prokofiev Camerata Tokyo 32CM-269
Jubal Trio Wien Hummel, Weber, Pierné, Martinu Camerata Tokyo 30CM-480
W.A. Mozart Flöten Sonaten KV 10-15 for Flauto d'amore, Violoncello und Piano Gramola 98810
Vienna Flautists Antonio Vivaldi Le quattro stagioni Orfeo C311931A
Vienna Flautists Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Zauberflötiana Orfeo C239911A
Vienna Flautists Flauti a la Rossini Sonate a quattro Orfeo C280921A
Vienna Flautists Fauré, Debussy, Rahbari Discover International DICD 920255
Vienna Flautists Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento K 136, KV 334 Discover International DICD 920158
Vienna Flautists Antonio Vivaldi Concertos Discover International DICD 920230
Vienna Flautists Josef Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1 Quartet in D major, Op. 1 No. 3 Discover International DICD 920211
W. Puschnig, for the love of it, col legno WWE 30007