Born in Newark, N.J., U.S.A. to a singer and a cathedral organist. Dorothy Habig studied piano with her father but got involved with a French horn, which she majored in at Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Accompanying vocal teachers at school, she also worked in N.J. as an organist in Temple Shalom, River Edge, and later played horn in a professional woodwind quintet in the N.J. school system. Her career as a hornist took her to the Mobile Symphony, N.J.Symphony, Basel Radio Orch. (Switzerland), Stuttgarter Philharmonic and Hamburg State Opera (Germany). She performed with the Bayreuth Opera Festival as the first female hornist in 1977-78. and recorded with „American Brass“ in the 70s. With her Masters in Education Dorothy taught school in New York City, Mobile, Ala. and N.J. parallel to her orchestral positions.
Dorothy began vocal lessons at the Watermark with Peter Elkus in Southbury, CT and later Gesela Litz in Hamburg, where she has sung chamber concerts and "Lieder Abende". In 2011 she sang at the Watermark.
Since she has ended her engagement with the Hamburg Opera, she has been concentrating on the piano. A student of Matthias Veit in Hamburg, she is working with violinists from the Philharmonic State Orchestra and performing as a soloist at local functions. She is producing her first CD with classical as well as entertainment music as a pianist. Recently, she composed and produced a title, “Heated Emotion“ for the piano as well as an e-piano arrangement, which is also the accompaniment to a peace poem
“ Rising Phoenix“.
Dorothy has been playing at functions in and around Hamburg for five years.
She specializes in European romantic and impressionistic music and recently the Russian-born Gershwin.
Ms. Habig is active as a member and translator in the S.E.R. Foundation (Foundation for Subjective Experience and Research) which has “special status” at ECOSOC at the United Nations. She will be attending the CSW 60 at the United Nations in March 2016.