Born in Speyer, Germany, mezzo soprano Anke Vondung began piano lessons when she was eight years old.
Anke Vondung studied with Professor Rudolf Piernay at Musikhochschule Mannheim. In 1995 she made her debut at Opernschule Mannheim as Nancy in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring.
In 1996 and 1997 Anke Vondung won awards in such prestigious international competitions as the Franz Schubert and Modern Music Chamber Music Competitions, Mozart-Competition Würzburg, and Neue Stimmen.
In 1998 she attended an international opera project of the European Opera Center, under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender, in the role of Cecilio (Mozart's Lucio Silla) and she was the recipent of a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Association.