Kriemhild Maria Siegel made a name for herself as a child of exceptional talent performing at private events and at church concerts in her home town. By the age of 14, she had her first radio broadcast and recording. After finishing high school at the Altötting English Grammar School, she studied music and trained as a singer, specialising in oratory, opera, musicals and operetta at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Shortly thereafter, she received the "Robert Pride Award" for the best young classical singer. In 2006 she married German composer Ralph Siegel, separating in 2014.