Curriculum Vitae

Her musical training started with autodidactical practices on the piano like “Per Elise”, other small pieces of Beethoven and some pop songs at the age of eight. Instead of doing her homework she learned all common musicals like “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story” etc. by heart. Well… and she also sang Motetten of Mr. Bach in a church choir (first soprano).
After A-Level at the Gymnasium St.Pauli in Hamburg she was accepted at an Actors Studio, started studying the stage literature and got some classical singing lessons (Mozart, Schubert etc.) with Yoshimitsu Haga
followed by stage experiences at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg and then decided to study movement and singing at the Monsun Theatre, where she had daily lessons in yoga, piano, musicology, singing, acting, improvisation on ragas etc. and steadily performances within the ensemble.
Since 1994 Gabriele Raik lives in Berlin and performs in clubs and at events. She also works as a speaker.

1992- 1993 Bühnenstudio der Darstellenden Künste, Hamburg
(Acting and Musical)
1992-1994 Stage School of Music and Drama, Hamburg
– Workshop Musical Singing
– Training lessons Ballett, Musicaldance, Jazzdance, Latin, Modern
1993-1994 Monsun-Theater, Hamburg
(Singing and movement, performances, yoga, musicology, piano)
1995-1998 SVA Musikschule Berlin, Fachbereich Jazz (piano and singing)
1997-1998 Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Musicology (history of popmusic, composition, practice)


During the education at Monsun Theatre 1994
Method Acting with elements of Fritz Perls (Gestalt-Arbeit,
which is based on a technique that helps to transform feelings)

July 1995
Jazzworkshop der Freien Kunstschule Berlin
Leitung: Christoph Griese

August 1995
“Natürliche Stimme” Studio Ida Kelarova

Insights in Instant Composing with Andreas Schmidt (p), A-Trane Berlin 1998
Modern Jazz Trio with Eric St. Laurent (guit.) 1999
Performances in Musicals 2004
2007 2nd award at “Gesangscontest”, Grüner Salon,  Volksbühne Berlin
Trio with Lars Martens (guit.) and Malte Tönnißen (b) 2007-2012
Circle Singing 2011
Minimal Trio: Federico Missio (sax), Ofri Ifzvi (db) 2011
“Women in Jazz”, Galerie Bauchhund, Berlin: Trio with Agita Rando (p), Eva Kesselring (db)
Performance with Stephan Bienwald (guit) 2013
Duo project with Eyal Lovett (p) 2013

April 2015 Recording Session with Charles Sammons (db)


2007 2nd award of voice contest, Grüner Salon, Volksbühne Berlin

February 2013 “Ehrensold” der Deutschen Künstlerhilfe des Bundespräsidenten Joachim Gauck

March 2013 Support by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin for musician of modern music

December  2014 “Ehrensold” der Deutschen Künstlerhilfe des Bundespräsidenten Joachim Gauck


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