Having won the renowned Leopold Mozart Competition and Paganini Competition at a young age, Faust performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
He has collaborated regularly with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Giovanni Antonini, François-Xavier Roth, Frans Brüggen, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Andris Nelsons, and Robin Ticciati.
Isabelle Faust's artistic curiosity encompasses all eras and all forms of instrumental cooperation. In addition to the great symphonic violin concertos, her performances include, for example, Schubert's octet with historical instruments, György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragmente with Anna Prohaska or Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat with Dominique Horwitz. It is also engaged on the contemporary music front; recent world premieres include works by Péter Eötvös, Brett Dean and Ondřej Adámek.
Some of his recordings are awarded the Diapason d'or, the Grammophone Award, and the Choc de l'année. Recent recordings include Arnold Schoenberg's Violin Concerto with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, released in 2020, followed in 2021 by Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Freiburger Barockorchester. Isabelle Faust has also recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach, the violin concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven and Alban Berg under the baton of Claudio Abbado. He shares a long collaboration on the chamber music front with pianist Alexander Melnikov. Among others, joint recordings have been released featuring piano and violin sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johannes Brahms.