Martina Borst was born in Aachen and studied with Elsa Cavelti at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule and in Milan with Carla Castellani. She was a prize-winner in the VDMK Competition. Opera engagements and guest performances have brought appearances at the Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin, and in Munich, Geneva, Buenos Aires, and the Salzburg Festival. She has collaborated with leading conductors, including Lorin Maazel and Bruno Weil, and sung a range of rôles from Orfeo to Octavian. Her concert career, with a repertoire that extends to the contemporary, has brought appearances in the great concert halls of Europe. Her various broadcasts and commercial recordings include Così fan tutte under Wolfgang Gönnenwein.