Voice group: Soprano
While still in school at the Camerloher-Gymnasium in Freising, Michaela Knab was a member of the children’s chorus at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. After graduation from secondary school, she studied voice at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich and earned her diploma at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She then completed a continuing education program in voice and recital performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. While still a student, the soprano became a member of the Philharmonischer Chor in Munich. Michaela Knab supplemented her training at master classes with Montserrat Caballé, Brigitte Fassbaender, Mirella Freni, Marita Knobel, Julie Kaufmann, Krisztina Laki, Gabriele Schnaut, Lilian Sukis, Donald Sulzen and Kurt Widmer.
In 2004 she emerged a prize winner from the international singing competition of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and as her prize she was cast in the role of the Erste Dame in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”. The following year she was awarded a grant from the Richard-Wagner-Verband. In 2006 in conjunction with a master class, she was awarded the encouragement prize from the City of Wels, Austria.
Michaela Knab has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus since 2007.