Composer of the month in PWM Edition
January 2019

Prawie wszystkie utwory Agaty Zubel znajdują się w katalogu narodowego wydawcy.
W styczniu wyróżniając kompozytorkę miesiąca PWM przygotowało okolicznościowy artykuł i promocyjne ceny.





 
Concerts from Donaueschingen on the Internet
October  2018

Radio SWR has broadcast online a recording of Cikada Ensemble concert at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, featuring the premiere of "Chamber Piano Concerto" with pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus.

 

 

 
Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award 2018
October 2018

Three premiers of Agata Zubel's "Fireworks": at the Festival Chopin and his Europe in Warsaw, Young Euro Classic in Berlin and BBC Proms in London won EVENT OF THE YEAR award.


 

 
 
Premiere in Donaueschingen
September 2018

"Chamber Piano Concerto" - new composition commissioned by SWR
will be premiered on October 20th  during Donaueschinger Musiktage,
performed by Ingfrid Breie Nyhus and Cikada Ensemble.




 
European Composer Award 2018
August 2018
After the premiere in Berlin during the Young Euro Classic Festival (Konzerthaus 14 VIII 2018)

composition "Fireworks" received European Composer Award 2018. 

 


 
 
Warsaw Autumn 2018
August 2018
Autumn in Warsaw - Warsaw Autumn x3 :
27.IX  Bildbeschreibung - Klangforum Wien, Zubel, Wörner, Engel
28.IX  Violin Concerto - European Workshop for Contemporary Music, Duda, Bohn
28.IX  Meet the Composer and Composition Workshop: Agata Zubel
 


 
Premiere of Bildbeschreibung
July 2018
6.IX   TransArt Festival, Bolzano
27.IX  Warsaw Autumn
29.IX  Konzerthaus Wien
Klangforum Wien, Zubel, Wörner, Engel, Nalazek



 
Courses of New Music in Austria
June 2018
Enrolment has already started for international courses of new music in Graz, Austria – Impuls Academy 2019.
Agata Zubel – voice and composition
The courses take 13 days. They comprise lectures and workshops dedicated to the most recent music. 
 



 
Apparition
May 2018
Agata Zubel and Krzysztof Książek
present a joint chamber music programme:
Ravel, Barber, Adès, Crumb, Szymanowski, Obradors.
 



 
Wiener Konzerthaus 2018
May 2018
An unusual six-month sequence at Vienna’s Konzerthaus: five guest concerts – five wonderful programmes.
8 V      L.Janáček / G.Aperghis, Ensemble Resonanz, E.Pomàrico
29 V    H.Lachenmann / A.Zubel, Phace Ensemble, M.Wendeberg
29 IX   A.Zubel, Klangforum Wien, T.Engel
8 X      E.Křenek / K.Weil, Leopoldinum Orchestra, E.Kovacic
21 XI   A.Zubel / W.Schurig, Klangforum Wien, J.Kalitzke

 
Three Performances of Fireworks
April 2018
New piece for symphony orchestra Fireworks will be performed three times this season:
- at the Festival “Chopin and His Europe” in Warsaw’s Grand Theatre – National Opera;
- at the Berlin Konzerthaus;
- at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall.



 
Cleopatra's Songs - Premiere in Witten
Marz 2018
New composition Cleopatra's Songs, commissioned by Klangforum Wien, will be premiered during the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik on 27th April 2018.
The concert will be streamed on WDR 3 radio live and for 30 days after the premiere.

 


 
Janáček and Aperghis in a new context
December 2017
Leoš Janáček’s song cycle Zápisník zmizelého (The Diary of One Who Disappeared) in a new adaptation with musical commentary by Georges Aperghis. Seven concerts in 2018 in Europe’s most important concert halls:
Philharmonie Berlin - 22.III
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg  - 12,13,14.IV
Konzerthaus Wien  - 8.V
Concertgebouw Amsterdam  - 15.XI
Philharmonie Luxemburg - 16.XI
 
The Violin Concerto performed by Avanti! Orchestra
July 2017

Until the end of July 2017, the Finnish Radio YLE 1 made available a streaming version of its broadcast of the Violin Concerto recorded live during the Avanti! Festival. The performers of this enthusiastically received Scandinavian premiere were:
John Storgårds (violin)
Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor)
and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra

 

Music Installation in Silesian Museum in Katowice
April  2017

Katowice Kultura Natura Festival Earth will be accompanied by a special event –  Mother Lode I-III, a music installation (May 13th - 19th). The installation will use the space of the Silesian Museum: the Bartosz pit shaft Engine Room, the Workshop and the Smithy, and the Hallway of the Gallery of One Work. In each of these places, a short piece of music will be presented by the New Music Orchestra.


 
 
Lutosławski Society Medal
February  2017

Apart from aesthetic experience (W. Lutosławski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables and K. Szymanowski’s Songs of the Fairy-Tale Princess performed by Sinfonia Varsovia under Renato Rivolta), the concert held on 12th February 2017 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio also provided an occasion for presenting the soloist Agata Zubel and the conductor with honourable decorations – the Medals of Witold Lutosławski Year, awarded by the Witold Lutosławski Society jointly with the Institute of Music and Dance.
 

 
Oresteia recorded
February  2017
Polish Radio Choir has recorded music for the drama/opera Oresteia for soloists, actors, choir, percussions and electronics. The recording was premiered on Polish Radio on 3rd April 2017


 


 
Concerts with Ensemble InterContemporain on the Internet
January 2017

Radio France has broadcast online a recording of Ensemble InterContemporain’s concert at the Parisian Festival d'Automne, featuring the French premiere of Double Battery at the Philharmonie de Paris.
Earlier this year (till the beginning of March) WDR 3 German radio station made available online a recording of the German premiere of Aphorisms on Miłosz with Ensemble InterContemporain at Essen Philharmonic.

 

 
Premiere of the Movie
December 2016

NORTHERN VOICES
Vocals woven out of my Icelandic memories; out of the landscapes of the North; out of the wish to explore unmapped territories… around me and inside me – in the voice!
SEMA Studio followed these fascinations of mine by recording and documenting on film my vocal inspirations with the Far North. The long-awaited “video clip” can now not only be heard, but also… “peeked at”. 
The video clip engages us in the pursuit of nature… Also the nature of the voice.

 
Konieczny...? Koniecznie!
December 2016
Zygmunt Konieczny arrived in person for the first public presentation of the new arrangements of his songs. His enthusiasm, greeted with great satisfaction by the artists, matches the extraordinary applause of the audience. As a result, the project took on an even more spectacular form. It simply CALLED for further development! The composer himself wrote a song specially for Agata Zubel, while Cezary Duchnowski agreed to add a symphonic layer to the electronic material he had previously prepared. All this will be heard for the first time in January 2017, at Zygmunt Konieczny’s anniversary celebrations in Katowice.

AGATA ZUBEL - voice, BARTEK WĄSIK - piano, ANDRZEJ BAUER - cello, CEZARY DUCHNOWSKI - electronics

 
History of Vocal Music A-Z
October 2016 
This new project, prepared in collaboration with a leading early music ensemble – ARTE DEI SUONATORI, is not so much about contrasting radically different aesthetics as about finding a common denominator and disproving the myth of impassable boundaries of expression. The project draws on the timeless quality in music. In simple terms - Mozart and Stockhausen meet in Wonderland. 

 
 
 
Upcoming events in Benaroya Hall in Seattle
August 2016 
27th of October - premiere of the orchestra piece In the Shade of an Unshed Tear commissioned by Seattle Symphony
28th of October - performance of Chantefleurs et Chantefables of Witold Lutosławski and Chapter 13
29thof October - performance of In the Shade of an Unshed Tear
 
 
 
 
 
Satie with Pianohooligan
May 2016
A new project featuring songs by Erik Satie in the year of the composer’s 150th birth anniversary. These by-no-means-banal songs have taken on a new aspect when interpreted with Piotr Orzechowski “Pianohooligan” at the piano, revealing hitherto unknown faces of the fin-de-siècle’s most eccentric composer.


 
 
 
Premieres of the Spring
April 2016
Double Battery
Musica Electronica Nova Festival - commissioned by Ensemble InterContemporain 
Recital for Four
Musica Polonica Nova Festival
 
 
 
 
15 Years of the ElettroVoce Duo
May 2016
In 2016 the ElettroVoce Duo celebrates 15 years of its activity with a new CD (“Znikąd Historie” – “Stories Nowhere From”) and a concert held at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music on 16th May 2016, with a programme that is both a glance back and a glimpse forward - introducing the duo’s new sound.
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming concerts in USA
January 2016 
New York Ferus Festival - January 14th
Los Angeles Philharmonic - January 19th
Chicago Contempo Festival - February 29th
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - March 7th
 
 
 
 
Nominations to "Fryderyk" Award 2016
March 2016
ALBUM OF THE YEAR CHAMBER MUSIC - Dream Lake
Lutosławski, Tchaikovsky;  Agata Zubel - soprano, Joonas Ahonen - piano
ALBUM OF THE YEAR MODERN MUSIC - Stories Nowhere From
ElettroVoce:  Agata Zubel - voice, Cezary Duchnowski - piano, electronics
 
 
 
 
Composer-in-residence
October 2015
KulturKontakt Austria in Vienna
The residency (September 1st - December 31st, 2015) will focus on the composition"Bildbeschreibung" - opera for two voices, instrumental ensemble and electronics with text by Heiner Müller
 
 
 
 
 
Agata Zubel, Contemporary Music’s Multiple Threat
October 2015
Become one of Europe’s most accomplished and internationally successful contemporary classical composers and vocalists. In 2013 her composition “Not I” for chamber ensemble, electronic instruments and voice was deemed the best of the year by the International Music Council’s International Rostrum of Composers. She has been commissioned to write pieces for global festivals and orchestras from Seattle to Tel Aviv. Her discography includes over a dozen albums. 
The New York Times, Ginanne Brownell
 
 
 
Dream Lake
May 2015
W.Lutosławski - Chantefleurs et Chantefables
A.Czajkowski - Seven Shakespeare Sonnets
Agata Zubel - soprano
Joonas Ahonen - piano
 
 
Warranty of Culture 2015
April 2015
Nomination
for Agata Zubel’s original album Not I, which also reached the Top Ten of “The New Yorker” CD charts. The album was nominated for vocal virtuosity, compositional talent and the ability successfully to combine these two demanding roles: that of a singer and a composer; for persistence in striving for perfection, which led the composer to the heights of achievement in Polish contemporary music. 
 
 
 
Classical:Next Innovation Award
April 2015
Nomination
"This award aims to give international recognition to the people who are doing the most to push things forward with daring yet intelligent, effective and successful “out-of-the-box” thinking, planning and action."
Jennifer Dautermann, Classical: NEXT Director
 
 
 
 
Premieres of 2015
January 2015
“where to”
commission from TenFourteen LLC, an arm of the Jebediah Foundation for San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
“Madrigals”
commission from Westdeutschen Rundfunks for Neue Vocalsolisten
 
 
 
 
“Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014” recommended by WQXR Radio
December 2014
Listening to Agata Zubel’s music you get the sense of a composer who is restless, searching, embryonic. Watching her sing her music live, you get the added dimension of your own mesmerized, unsettling voyeurism of an act of powerful, original creation. Zubel is an ascendant voice in new music whose music demands to be heard and seen. 
Alex Ambrose, New York Public Radio WQXR-FM
 
 
 
 
GiNoNeWaMo - Agata Zubel
November 2014
Documental movie of Marek Obszarny & Magda Pawlinow
already on the Internet  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The “Coryphaeus of Polish Music” Award 2014
September 2014
Nomination in the category of PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
Award of the Polish music environment.
There were a total of nearly 162 candidates, of which five nominees were selected by the program committee in each kategorii.
 
 
 
 
 
Agata Zubel - Not I
April 2014
Labyrinth, Aphorisms on Miłosz, Shades of Ice, Not I
Agata Zubel - voice
Klangforum Wien
Clement Power - conductor
 
 
 
Polish Composers’ Union Award
June 2014
The annual Award of the Polish Composers’ Union has been granted since 1949 to Polish composers, performers, musicologists, teachers and music life organisers for outstanding artistic and academic achievements. Its winners include: Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Baird, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar, Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki i Bogusław Schaeffer.
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Omnia 5
April 2014
Witold Lutosławski - Lacrimosa, Tryptyk Śląski
Agata Zubel - soprao
Orchestra and Chior of Wroclaw Philharmonic
Jacek Kaspszyk - conductor
 
 
 
"Fryderyk" Award 2014
March 2014
Album Blots on the Sun. El-Derwid nominated for “Fryderyk” Award
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Global Significance of Polish Culture
December 2013
People: Andrzej Stasiuk, Agnieszka Holland, Zygmunt Krauze, Agata Zubel, Wojciech Fangor, Olga Pasiecznik, Wojciech Kilar, Daniel Olbrychski, Witold Giersz, Agnieszka Duczmal, Borys Lankosz, Ewa Wycichowska, Andrzej Wajda, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Stanisława Celińska, ks. Andrzej Luter, Beata Polak, Robert Konieczny, Mirosław Bałka, Krystian Lupa, Anna-Maria Jopek, Jerzy Stuhr, Paweł Huelle, Tomasz Stańko, Krzesimir Dębski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Leszek Możdżer, Paweł Mykietyn, Jerzy Pilch, Leon Tarasewicz, Jerzy Hoffman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Michal Urbaniak, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Paweł Althamer, Janusz Wawrowski, Tomek Rygalik, Janusz Kaniewski, Lech Wałęsa, Ewa Wójciak, Urszula Dudziak, Dagmara Gregorowicz, Krystyna Janda
 
 
The “Coryphaeus of Polish Music” Award 2013
September 2013
Nomination in the category of PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
Award of the Polish music environment.
There were a total of 150 candidates, of which five nominees were selected by the program committee in each kategorii.
 
 
 
 
 
Concert with Klangforum Wien in the Internet
November 2013
Monographic concert performed by Klangforum Wien Sacrum Profanum Festival 2012
live on the Internet
Labyrinth for voice and four instruments
Shades of Ice for clarinet, cello and electronics
The Streets of a Human City for instrumental ensemble
Not I for voice, instrumental ensemble and electronics
 
 
ElettroVoce concert in the Internet
December 2013
The Other Space Festival in Moscow 2012 Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
live on the Internet
Agata Zubel - voice
Cezary Duchnowski - piano, electronics
 
 
 
 
Monographic concert
September 2012
performed by Klangforum Wien on the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow
September 13th, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premieres of the Spring
March 2012
Oresteia - commission from Teatr Wielki-National Opera and National Theatre
What is the word - commission from Klangforum Wien and Adam Mickiewicz Instytute
Percussion Store - commission from Krakow Philharmonic
Labyrinth - commission from Polish Institute in Tel Avive
 
 
 
 
Autumn of premieres
September 2011
This Autumn premieres of four pieces:
Aphorisms on Miłosz during Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow with Klangforum Wien
The Streets of a Human City during Warsaw Autumn Festival with European Workshop for Contemporary Music
Shades of Ice during Sonic Exploration Festival in Londyn with London Sinfonietta
Symphony No.1 in Polish Radio Concert Studio with Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
 
 
 
Composer-in-residence
March 2011
Other Minds Music Festival Residency in San Francisco
Each year Other Minds invites composers of differing nationalities, ages and styles to bring their music to the Festival and a prior four-day private residency in the South Bay hills, where they exchange music and ideas. “This year we are thrilled to welcome Louis Andriessen (Netherlands), I Wayan Balawan (Indonesia), Han Bennink (Netherlands), Kyle Gann (U.S.), Janice Giteck (U.S.), David A. Jaffe (U.S.), Jason Moran (U.S.), and Agata Zubel (Poland) - eight composers whose work we deeply admire and who, we expect, will have a great deal to say to one another and to our audiences,” reports Charles Amirkhanian, Executive and Artistic Director of Other Minds.  
 
Chopin' around
July 2010
A new project for the bicentenary of the composer’s birth, featuring Uri Caine as the guest star.
Impressions of the Preludes of Fryderyk Chopin. The proposal for the discovery of works in the tradition already established, but now shown in a changed palette of colors and modern electroacoustic possibilities.




 
Composer-in-residence
September  2010
Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow
The "composer-in-residence" project - an initiative of PWM - aims to promote composers unknown or little known in a given community, embedding their names and music in the minds of listeners of a given Philharmonic through a systematic presentation of their selected works.
 
 
 
 
Fryderyk Award 2010
April 2010
ALBUM OF THE YEAR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
AGATA ZUBEL - CASCANDO
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four nominations to “Fryderyk” Award 2010
March 2010
ALBUM OF THE YEAR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC - Cascando
ALBUM OF THE YEAR VOCAL RECITAL - Poems
ALBUM ROKU CHAMBER MUSIC - Andrzej Krzanowski in memoriam
COMPOSER OF THE YEAR - Agata Zubel
 
 
 
 
“Orpheus” Award
September 2009
The Orpheus Award of Polish music critics was granted to Agata Zubel at the 52nd “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music for her creative interpretation of the vocal part in Cezary Duchnowski’s performance-opera "Martha’s Garden", and for the similarly high level of her interpretations of works by Polish composers at several earlier editions of that festival.
 

 
 
 
Poems
September 2009
Agata Zubel - soprano
Marcin Grabosz - piano
A.Copland Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
A.Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
P.Szymański Drei Lieder nach Trakl
 
 
Cascando
February 2009
String Quartet No. 1 for four cellos and computer
Cascando for voice, flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Unisono I for voice, percussion and computer
Unisono II for voice, percussion and computer
Maximum Load for percussion and computer
 
 
New CD with Silesian Quartet
November 2008
pieces of Andrzej Krzanowski, Wojciech Widłak and Rafał Augustyn
for soprano and string quartet
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composer-in-residence
September 2008
Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy
The residency (September 24th - October 23th, 2008) will focus on the compositionis "Symphony No.3"