Isabella Bignasca commenced violin studies at the age of 4 and viola at the age of 10, soon earning her Associate and Licentiate diplomas on both instruments. She has toured around Europe, performing both chamber music and solo, and was principal violist of the New South Wales Youth Orchestra for a number of years. Isabella was a scholarship-holder at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy Program where she studied with Roger Benedict, Principal Violist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and was coached in chamber music by John Harding, former leader of the Orlando Quartet. Isabella won the Multiple Section in the 2015 NSW KPO Concerto Competition and in the same year, had several recordings broadcast on Fine Music FM102.5 as part of the Young Performers Award Broadcast Series, and performed in the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Isabella was a semi-finalist in the Gisborne International Music Competition and has participated in the Curtis YASP Summerfest and the Heifetz International Music Institute where she received the wonderful opportunity to work and perform with the esteemed Borromeo Quartet. She is currently in her first year at Juilliard and is studying with Paul Neubauer.