Johanna Dabels

Johanna Dabels was born in Ribnitz-Damgarten. From 2002 to 2013 she sang in the children's choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, where she discovered her passion for music.


At the age of 5, she took violin and later singing lessons at the "Bela Bartok" music school in Berlin. In 2009 she took her first flute lessons with Claudia Reuter (Staatskapelle Berlin) and later attended the music high school "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach", where she was taught as a junior student by Sonja Meinl. During this time she won various special prizes and awards, such as at Jugend musiziert and the Dussmann Music Competition in 2014 and 2016, where she received the Chamber Music Special Prize for the premiere of a contemporary work. Johanna Dabels is a laureate of the Lions Music Award 2018. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 she was part of the "AIMS CLASS" and was supported by a scholarship of the "AIMS Foundation".


She studied at the colleges of music "Carl Maria von Weber" Dresden with Prof. Dr. Phil. Eckart Haupt, Prof. Stéphane Rèty and Bernhard Kury, as well as "Franz Liszt" Weimar in the class of Prof. Ulf-Dieter Schaaff. As part of her studies, she founded the trio "Sans Salle" and has since regularly created and organised her own concert formats.

Johanna Dabels has been a member of the Kurt Masur Academy of the Dresden Philharmonic since March 2023 and is studying in the postgraduate Master's programme in orchestral practice at the Dresden University of Music with Kathrin Bäz - principal flute of the Dresden Philharmonic.


She received important artistic impulses from Claudia Stein (Staatskapelle Berlin), Sabine Kittel (Staatskapelle Dresden) and on the piccolo from Dora Varga-Andert (Staatskapelle Dresden) and Benjamin Plag (Staatskapelle Weimar).

As a sought-after soloist, she performs regularly and was involved in a CD production of the Edition Roy label in Görlitz in November 2017.


Johanna Dabels plays in various orchestras, such as the Junge Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Hochschulsinfonieorchester der HfM Dresden, the Junge Sinfonie Dresden, the Junge Philharmonie Augustusburg and the Sinfonieorchester des Musikgymnasiums Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, where she participated in a CD production in collaboration with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, among others. As a substitute, she regularly plays in orchestras in the area. These include the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Dresden Kapellsolisten.


Since January 2018 she has been a substitute in the orchestra of the Staatsoperette Dresden, taking on the role of 1st flute in productions such as "My Fair Lady", "Der Operettenspaziergang", as well as solo piccolo parts, 2nd flute and alto flute. These include : Johann Strauss "Die Fledermaus", "The Merry Widow", "The Merry Wives of Windsor" "The Csardas Princess", Leonard Bernstein's "Candide", "Gianni Schicchi", "Hansel and Gretel", as well as Mozart's "The Magic Flute", "The Marriage of Figaro" and revues such as "Here and Now and Sky Blue", "Follies - In the Shadow of the Revue", musicals such as "Zzaun", "One Touch of Venus", the Broadway musical "Cinderella" and many more.



She is active in various chamber music formats and has already performed with musicians such as Gregor Witt (solo oboe Staatskapelle Berlin), Vicens Prats (solo flute Orchestre de Paris), Michael von Schönermark (solo bassoon Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich), Arno Piters (solo clarinet Konzertgebouw), the woodwind quintet of the Staatsoperette Dresden, as well as the "Ensemble Ampère" - currently in the chamber music series "GREEN BOX KAMMERKONZERTE", which is part of the initiative "Orchestra of Change".