prof. dr hab. Agata Zubel-Moc
Agata Zubel - composer and vocalist. 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. As a singer and composer, Agata Zubel has collaborated with several dozen festivals and philharmonic companies, operas as well as the world’s leading ensembles, such as: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Staatsoper Hannover, SWR Radio, Deutschlandfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, The Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw, Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Inter-Contemporain, London Sinfonietta, Ictus, Eighth Blackbird, Seattle Chamber Players, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Münchener Kammerorchester, Neue Vocalsolisten, Remix Ensemble.
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 (2010) and Vocal Recital Apparition (2020), 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) , European Composer Award (2018), Erste Bank Kompositionspreis (2018), and the "Badge of Merit to Polish Culture” as well as Medal “Gloria Artis”.
She lives in Wroclaw where she teaches in University of Music. Together with the composer and pianist Cezary Duchnowski, she established the ElettroVoce Duo.
Her discography consists of more than a dozen titles, including albums dedicated to her own music – Cascando (CD Accord), Not I and Cleopatra’s Songs (KAIROS), Bildbeschreibung (Anaklasis), and, as well as her vocal interpretations of songs by Copland, Berg and Szymański (Poems), El-Derwid. Blots on the Sun, Dream Lake, respectively with song cycles by Witold Lutosławski and André Tchaikowsky and the most recent Apparition with songs of Ravel, Barber, Szymanowski, Crumb and Obradors (CD Accord).
2020 - “Fryderyk” Award of the Polish music record industry in the category of Best Solo Recital for the album Apparition
2019 - Minister of Culture and National Heritage Annual Music Prize
2018 - Erste Bank Kompositionspreis
2018 - Coryphaeus of Polish Music in the category Event of the Year
2018 - European Composer Award for the composition Fireworks
2017 - Medal "Gloria Artis"
2017 - Medal of The Witold Lutosławski Society
2016 - Coryphaeus of Polish Music in the category Personality of the Year
2014 - Polish Composers’ Union Award
2014 - “Polonica Nova” Prize for the composition Not I
2014 - honourable medal “Deserved for Polish Culture”
2013 - winner of the International Rostrum of Composers for the composition Not I
2010 - “Fryderyk” Award of the Polish music record industry in the category of Contemporary Music for the album Cascando
2009 - “Orpheus” Award of the Association of Polish Artists-Musicians
2008 - Wroclaw Music Award for the duo ElettroVoce
2005 - Wroclaw Music Award
2005 – “Passport” Award of the “Polityka” weekly for classical music for the year 2004
2005 - Special Award for the duo ElettroVoce in the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam
2003 – 2nd Prize in the International P.J.Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers in Moscow
2003 – 3rd Prize in the International Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music for Professional Soloists in Nicati, Switzerland
2003 – Grand Prix of Leopold Kronenberg’s Bank Foundation in the 20th and 21th Century Music Competition for Young Performers
2002 – 1st Prize in the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music
2002 - Special Award in the 7.Concours Moderne, Chain
2000 – 1st Prize and a Special Polish Radio Award in the National Adam Didur Competition for Composers;
2000 - 3rd prize at the Competition for Composers for Classical Guitar
1999 – 1st Prize and a Special PWM Edition Award in the Andrzej Panufnik Competition for Composers