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impuls . 11th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music

 

Graz, February 10th - 22nd, 2019

 

 

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Special Program with

Agata Zubel

and Andreas Fischer

 

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Agata Zubel, composition + department of voice

Agata Zubel, composer and vocalist, lives in Wroclaw, where she teaches at the University of Music. Known for her unique vocal range and the use of techniques that challenge stereotypes, Zubel gives concerts throughout the world and has premiered numerous new works. Agata Zubels compositions have been commissioned by prestigious music institutions such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Staatsoper Hannover, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (for Neue Vocalsolisten), Ensemble InterContemporain, Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, the Deutsche Welle in Bonn, the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, and the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw. Winner of several competitions, both as singer and composer, she also boasts such important accolades as the Passport Award of the "Polityka" weekly for classical music (2005), "Fryderyk" Award for Cascando a CD programme of her own compositions, selected work (the grand prix) of the 60th UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers for the piece Not I (2013), the "Polonica Nova" Prize (2014), Coryphaeus of Polish Music (2016) and the "Badge of Merit to Polish Culture". Together with the composer and pianist Cezary Duchnowski, she established the ElettroVoce Duo. As a singer and composer, Agata Zubel has collaborated with several dozen festivals and philharmonic companies, operas as well as the worlds leading ensembles, such as: Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Inter-Contemporain, Ictus, London Sinfonietta, the Eighth Blackbird, Seattle Chamber Players, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Her discography consists of more than a dozen titles, including albums dedicated to her own music Not I (KAIROS) and Cascando (CD Accord), as well as her vocal interpretations of songs by Copland, Berg and Szymański (Poems), El-Derwid. Blots on the Sun and the most recent Dream Lake, respectively with song cycles by Witold Lutosławski and Andr Tchaikowsky.

 

 

Agata Zubel also teaches at the department of voice of the impuls Academy.


www.zubel.pl