Isabel participated in masterclasses with cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Márcio Carneiro, Natalia Shakovskaya, Valter Despalj, Giovanni Sollima, Michel Strauss, Antonio Meneses. She was distinguished in several national and international competitions, both solo and chamber music, such as the 1st prize Prémio Jovens Músicos 2009 (with Quarteto Blanc), 3rd prize and public prize in Concurso de Interpretação do Estoril 2012, 1st prize in the International Chamber Music Competition Guido Papini 2013, prize Jeunesse Musical Deutschland in Premio Borciani 2014, 3rd prize in the international chamber music competition Val Tidone 2014, Premio Discografico in the Salieri Zinetti chamber music competition 2015 and the 1st prize in Concurso de Interpretação do Estoril 2016.
Isabel was the cellist of Quartetto Indaco between 2013 and 2015, having performed recitals in several halls and festivals in Italy and all over Europe. The quartet studied under the guidance of Oliver Wille in the string quartet program at the Hannover Hochschule.
Isabel is currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she is actively working as a chamber musician. In 2015 she was appointed a tutti cellist at the Noord Nederlands Orkest (part-time 50%).
Isabel has a duo with the concert pianist Vasco Dantas, with whom she also shares the artistic coordination of Algarve Music Series, an International Chamber Music Festival in Algarve. Its 5th edition will take place in Algarve in October 2020.
During the last few seasons Isabel has been making several solo appearances with various european orchestras such as Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquestra de Cascais e Oeiras, Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Sonor Ensemble, the Zagreb Soloists, among others.