Sabine Kühnl-Ciliberto, born in Augsburg, got her first lessons in flute at age seven. At the age of twelve she was a junior student at the Leopold-Mozart-Conservatory in Augsburg. After her high school she began her studies at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Munich with Prof. Marianne Henkel-Adorjan that she graduated with the artistic diploma. This was followed by a one-year master’s degree class with Prof. Raffaele Trevisani in Milan.
Still a student Sabine Kühnl-Ciliberto played as a replacement with various orchestras including the Munich Radio Orchestra. She was flutist in the orchestra “Philharmonia of the Nations” under the direction of Justus Frantz, with which she went on tour through Europe and Japan and played in the most important concert halls.
1998 Sabine Kühnl-Ciliberto won the 2nd prize at the “8th International Flute Competition Friedrich Kuhlau”, she won the “culture-award” of the city of Friedberg and was a scholar at the “live music now”, a foundation founded by Yehudi-Menuhin. She was trained in advanced master classes of, among others, Sir James Galway, Lady Jeanne Galway, Raffaele Trevisani, Jeanne Baxtresser, Peter-Lukas Graf, Janos Balint and Carlo Jans.
Sabine Kühnl-Ciliberto gained her orchestra- and chamber music experience also by collaborating with renowned conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, Gerd Albrecht, Rudolf Barschai and Heinz Holliger.
A focus of her artistic work is chamber music, which is her great passion, mostly with harp and in a variety of formations, because it always offers new sound experiences and the repertoire can expand almost infinitely.
As a freelance flutist Sabine Kühnl-Ciliberto plays in Munich orchestras and music on stage at Staatsoper München.
She works as an artistic consultant as well as a Jury-member at the foundation “Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now”.
Since 2017 she is lecturer for flute at the University of Augsburg.
With her husband and son she lives near Augsburg.