In 1987, while studying with Beatrice Webster, she was the first New Zealand singer to be awarded a Rotary International Graduate Scholarship, studying in Germany at the Stuttgart Liederclass and Opera School with Sylvia Geszty and Konrad Richter. Appearances with the Reutlingen Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Stuttgart Liederhalle received excellent reviews and the following year Gina was awarded the New Zealand Society Prize at the Royal Overseas League competitions in London.
Vocally, her voice is noted for a beauty and purity of tone; which is coupled with a powerful emotional delivery.
Gina Sanders sang one of the main roles in the world premier from the Opera "Aqua,Terra,Aether" (based on the Little Mairmade of Hans Christian Andersen) from Russian Composer Vladimir Romanov on January 13th 2011 in Stuttgart
Gina Sanders currently teaches singing at Macleans College. She also coaches their choir - Macleans Chorale.
- BMus University of Auckland
- FTCL (voice)
- BMus Hons University of Queensland
- ATCL (piano)
- AIRMT (NZ)