Born in Hastings on the South coast of England in 1987, Abigail Sanders grew up in Berkshire and began to play the horn at the age of 9. With the Berkshire Youth Orchestra she competed in the National Festival of Music for Youth, and as a result of winning the orchestral competition was given the chance to perform in the Royal Albert Hall.  She has also toured France, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary with Youth Orchestras and choirs.

In 2005 she was offered an entrance award to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and embarked on the four-year undergraduate degree in performance with tutor Rebecca Goldberg and Julian Plummer.  Simultaneously, she performed in various orchestras across the country including the Manchester University Symphony Orchestra and Amadeus Orchestra (both in the Bridgewater Hall), Skipton Camerata, and regularly with the Dartington Festival Orchestra.  A highlight was performing at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the RNCM wind orchestra, an ensemble with which she also recorded for the BBC.  She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Charterhouse International Music Festival and Chorlton Arts Festival.  Her opera work includes Hansel and Gretel with Clonter Theatre and Madame Butterfly at the Dartington International Arts Festival.

Having moved to Berlin in January 2013, Abigail has been actively involved in the avant-garde music scene, and has performed as a soloist, in several improvisation and new music ensembles and is a member of the Berlin Improvisers Orchestra.