The German soprano, Tanja Obalski, got her first singing and flute lessons in her hometown Lippstadt. She initially studied flute at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, then solo singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam . In 2001 she obtained her diploma first phase. Her teachers were Margreet Honig and Howard Crook. She then specialised at the same institute in historical performance practice of Baroque singing in 2003 and completed her second phase studies successfully In addition, she attended several master-classes, including with Jill Feldman and Emma Kirkby. In 2005 she was laureate at the Concours International de Chant Baroque de Chimay, and in 2007 finalist at the oratorion competition Nederlandse Vocalisten Presentatie.
As a soloist Tanja Obalski can be heard in oratorios, cantatas and chamber music concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. She also performs as a soloist in concerts with the Groot Omroepkoor, for example, in the world premiere of Mis a capella (a cappella Mass) by E. Rautavaara, the mass of Igor Stravinsky or Missa brevis by Zoltán Kodály. She has worked with conductors such as Michael Schønwandt , Michael Gläser , Philippe Herreweghe and Markus Stenz. .