Zubel, Agata

Singer (soprano) and composer. She graduated in composition from the class of Jan Wichrowski (2002) and in singing from the class of Danuta Paziuk-Zipser at the Music Academy in Wrocław (2005), and subsequently obtained a PhD and habilitation in musical art. As a performer, she focuses on modern and new music. She cofounded the ElettroVoce Duo with Cezary Duchnowski. Her contemporary music recordings include Lutosławski’s Chantefleurs et chantefables, Lang’s DW9, Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici, Krauze’s The Star, the title role in Jaskot’s Phaedra, and the role of Madeline in Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher. For the main role in Duchnowski’s Martha’s Garden (presented at the 2009 Warsaw Autumn), she received the Orpheus Award. She has cooperated with leading new music ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, London Sinfonietta, Eighth Blackbird Ensemble, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and Seattle Chamber Players. Her CD albums include the Fryderyk-awarded Cascando and the recent Dream Lake.

In 2013 her composition Not I, recorded with Klangforum Wien, represented the Polish Radio at the 60th International Rostrum of Composers and won the main prize (“selected work”). Agata Zubel’s numerous awards for singing and composition include the Passport Award of the Polityka weekly and the Gloria Artis Medal of Merit for Culture from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2014.