Solveig Nordmeyer was born in Upper Austria in 1971 and began taking cello lessons at the age of seven.
As a high school student she received cello instruction at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz and the Mozarteum Salzburg with Wilfried Tachezi.
After passing her school-leaving exams at the music high school in Linz, she began studying cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Valentin Erben, graduating in 1995 with distinction.
She followed this with a postgraduate degree course at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and numerous master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Frans Helmerson, Emil Klein and David Geringas, among others.
From 1996 to 2000 she was principal cello with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and since then has been very active as a chamber and ensemble musician (Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble Prisma).
In addition, she is a partner of the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School Vienna and teaches there and at various summer camps.
She has been assistant principal cello with the Vienna RSO since 2001.