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Enno Poppe

Enno Poppe, born 1969 in Hemer/Sauerland, is one of the most important younger composers of New Music in Germany. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 1990. Poppe studied conducting and composition at the Berlin University of the Arts, among others with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth. This was followed by further studies in the fields of sound synthesis and algorithmic composition at the Technische Hochschule Berlin and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. In addition to scholarships - including from the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano - he received the Boris Blacher Prize in 1998, the Composition Prize of the City of Stuttgart in 2000, the Busoni Composition Prize of the Akademie der Künste Berlin in 2002, the Sponsorship Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2004, the Schneider Schott Prize in 2005, the Kaske Foundation Prize in 2009, the Hans and Getrud Zender Foundation Prize in 2011 and the Hans Werner Henze Prize in 2013. After teaching for two years at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, Enno Poppe taught several times between 2004 and 2010 at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music and the composition seminars of the Impuls Academy Graz/Austria. He has been conductor of the Berlin ensemble mosaik since 1998 and performs throughout Europe with various ensembles such as Klangforum Wien and musikFabrik. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste in Düsseldorf and the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich. His works are performed worldwide by almost all renowned ensembles and at most festivals for new music. He has received commissions from, among others, the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, the Berliner Festwochen, the Berlin festivals Ultraschall and MaerzMusik, Eclat in Stuttgart, musica viva and the Musikbiennale in Munich, as well as the Donaueschinger Musiktage and the Salzburg Festival. His works are published by Ricordi Munich and have appeared in numerous recordings on CD.