The soprano Mojca Erdmann began taking violin lessons at the age of six and sang in the children’s chorus of the Hamburg State Opera. After completing high school she enrolled at the Cologne Conservatory, where she studied Violin, and also Voice with Hans Sotin. In 2002 she won First Prize at the German Federal Sining Competition as well as the Special Prize for Contemporary Music. Three years later she won the NDR Musikpreis at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and the Luitpold Prize at the Kissinger Sommer. Whilst still a music student she sang in the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin and made guest appearances at various opera houses, giving her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2006. Erdmann is much sought-after for contemporary music theatre productions: the world première of Takemitsu – My Way of Life under Kent Nagano marked her debut at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden. She has also concertized with conductors of the stature of Simon Rattle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ivor Bolton, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi and Daniel Harding and made guest appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Vienna Philharmonic.