Eva Bornemann was born in Wuppertal, Germany, 1926. She first studied music science, and then became pupil of the singing teachers Lore Fischer and Eva Liebenberg. From 1949 to 1951 Eva Bornemann was engaged by the State Opera of Stuttgart, after which she launched a successful career as a concert singer. Following her victory in Den Bosch, the young widow's German career prospered, and extended to The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), and France (Paris). She was considered an excellent Bach interpreter, and had successes in oratorios and church music works of Händel, Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi and Bruckner. She also appeared in contemporary works, and was a well-known Lieder singer. She appeared in many German radio broadcasts. Post career, Bornemann became a sought-after music teacher. From 1969 onwards, she was a Professor at Musikhochschule Hannover.