Enno Poppe was born in Hemer, Sauerland, in 1969. He studied composition and conducting with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, among others, at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, as well as sound synthesis and algorithmic composition at Berlin’s Technical University and at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Poppe has received commissions from such festivals as Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Berliner Festwochen, and Ultraschall and MaerzMusik in Berlin; Éclat in Stuttgart; musica viva in Munich; Donaueschinger Musiktage; and the Salzburg Festival; among the orchestras that have commissioned his work are the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the WDR Symphony Orchestra. His stage work Arbeit Nahrung Wohnung and his opera IQ, both of which are based on texts by the poet Marcel Beyer, were produced at the Munich Biennale in 2008 and the Schwetzingen Festival in 2012, respectively. Enno Poppe is also active as a conductor and has led ensemble mosaik since 1998; he also regularly performs with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik, and Ensemble Resonanz. Poppe has taught composition at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, and the Impuls Academy in Graz. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Busoni Composition Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts (2002), the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Sponsorship Prize (2004), the Schneider-Schott Music Prize (2005), the Christoph and Stephan Kaske Prize (2009), the Happy New Ears Prize of the Hans and Gertrud Zender Foundation (2011), the Hans Werner Henze Prize (2013), and the German Music Authors’ Prize (2016). He is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts, the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

June 2023