Gertrud Huber grew up in Bavaria, not far from the Austrian border.

She completed studies of the zither, the harp, folk music, the hammered dulcimer and jazz clarinet at the Richard-Strauss Conservatory in Munich and at the Nuremberg-Augsburg School of Music.

A highlight of her national and international career was her appearance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur. Two of her most successful CDs have been "Der Weg zum Herzen (The Way to the Heart) – Salonmusik Gertrud Huber" and the London re-production of "The Third Man".

Gertrud Huber played the Alpine harp in the reknowned Toni-Goth-Ensemble for over ten years.

In addition to private instruction, she teaches regularly at seminars for zither and Bavarian folk music. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the Trossingen National Academy (Bundesakademie für musikalische Jugendbildung).

She has won the first prize in the national youth contest for musicians competition "Young People Perform (Jugend musiziert)". Today she is a juror herself for national competitions.

In 2014 Gertrud Huber finished her Ph.D. studies at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Institute of folk music research and ethnomusicology.