Soprano Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk was born in Hagen and began studying singing in 2015 with Melanie Maennl, who continues to be her vocal coach.
She gained her earliest experience of the stage as a child soloist at the Theater Hagen, performing parts that included the Third Boy (Die Zauberflöte), Pepík (The Cunning Little Vixen), a Noble Orphan (Der Rosenkavalier) and a Peasant Girl (Le nozze di Figaro). Since October 2018 she has been studying with Markus Köhler and Manuel Lange at the Detmold University of Music. As part of her studies she recently sang Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro).
Among the many prizes that Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk has won in international competitions are a scholarship from the Federal Singing Competition in Berlin and the Grand Prix at the 2019 International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition in Ueckermünde. In 2021 she received first prizes in the Concorso Lirico Internazionale ‘Iris Adami Corradetti’ in Padua and at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach.