Agata Zubel

Composer and vocalist Agata Zubel is renowned for her unique vocal range and for her fearless use of techniques that defy stereotypes. Zubel appears throughout the world, having premiered numerous new works, and having collaborated with some of the world’s leading ensembles and orchestras – Klangforum Wien, Ensemble InterContemporain, musikFabrik, London Sinfonietta, Ictus, Seattle Chamber Players, Münchener Kammerorchester, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatsoper Hannover, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Los Angeles Philharmonic, SWR Radio, Deutschlandfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, amongst many others.

As a singer and composer, Agata Zubel has appeared in numerous prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Philharmonie in Berlin, Philharmonie in Moscow, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony, L’Opéra de Reims, Warsaw Philharmonic and the Grand Theatre in the National Opera of Warsaw. She was also participated in renowned festivals, such as BBC Proms, Wien Modern, Donaueschingen Musiktage, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Warsaw Autumn, Darmstadt Summer Course, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Festival de Wallonie in Mons, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, Wratislavia Cantans Festival.

Her extensive discography includes albums dedicated to her own music as well as her vocal interpretations of songs by Copland, Berg and Szymański (Poems), song cycles by Witold Lutosławski and André Tchaikowsky (Dream Lake), and recently the “Fryderyk” Award-winning Apparition with songs of Ravel, Barber, Szymanowski, Crumb and Obradors.

Winner of several competitions, both as a singer and a composer, Agata Zubel also boasts such important accolades as the SWR Symphonieorchester Composition Prize (2022), the European Composer Award (2018), the Austrian Erste Bank Kompositionspreis (2018), the Grand Prix of the 60th UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (2013), among others. She has received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Rockefeller Foundation, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Kultur Kontakt Austria. She is a member of the Polish Composers’ Union, and she is currently a lecturer on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Wroclaw.