Curriculum Vitae – CV

Monika Abel is a german soprano and has made a name for herself both as a soloist and ensemble singer. With the pianist Kathrin Isabelle Klein she received a special price at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and holds a scholarship at Deutscher Musikrat for the next season. Her repertoire spans from early music through art song and oratorio, to contemporary music. In August she will appear at the Salzburger Festspiele as a member of Utopia Choir under the baton of Teodor Currentzis.

Monika Abel was born in Munich, Germany. At early age she received violin lessons and attended the Münchner Dommusik, where she joined various choirs until 2009.

In 2011 the young soprano got accepted into the Bachelor-program at the University of Music Freiburg, where she studied until 2015. She then continued her studies with Ulrike Sonntag at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and graduated with the Master of Arts.

Monika Abel solved Postgraduate Studies in 2022 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Elena Pankratova and is currently studying at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the Lied class of Pauliina Tukiainen.

She attended masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Donatienne Michel-Dansac and Charles Spencer. During her studies she was a fellow at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation.               

In 2017 she had her debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in G. Antoni Derungs opera Benjamin. As a member of the Philharmonischer Chor München, she also appeared as a soloist under the baton of Kent Nagano and Michael Sanderling.

Monika Abel sings with ensembles such as the Bayerischer Rundfunkchor, the SWR Vokalensemble and Rundfunkchor Berlin and has performed at the renowned festival Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker as a member of the Lied academy.

Last modified: April 2023