Enno Poppe

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Enno Poppe
Born (1969-12-30) 30 December 1969 (age 48)
Hemer, Germany
Organization Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler"

Enno Poppe (born 30 December 1969 in Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German composer and conductor of classical music, and an academic teacher.

Hemer Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Hemer is a town in the Märkischer Kreis (District), in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

North Rhine-Westphalia State in Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of Germany.



Enno Poppe studied composition and conducting at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, among others. He studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition with Heinrich Taube at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe.

Friedrich Goldmann was a German composer and conductor.

Since 1998 he has conducted the ensemble mosaik for contemporary music in Berlin. He taught from 2002 to 2004 at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". He received commissions from Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Ensemble InterContemporain, The Louvre, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, the SWR for the Donaueschinger Musiktage and the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" conservatory in Berlin

The Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Germany, is one of the leading music conservatories in Europe. It was established in East Berlin in 1950 as the Deutsche Hochschule für Musik because the older Hochschule für Musik Berlin was in West Berlin. After the death of one of its first professors, composer Hanns Eisler, the school was renamed in his honor in 1964. After a renovation in 2005 the conservatory is located in both Berlin's famed Gendarmenmarkt and the Neuer Marstall.

Salzburg Festival music festival

The Salzburg Festival is a prominent festival of music and drama established in 1920. It is held each summer in the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. One highlight is the annual performance of the play Jedermann (Everyman) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Ensemble InterContemporain

Ensemble intercontemporain is a Paris-based, world-renowned ensemble of 31 full-time musicians dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary chamber music. It was founded by Pierre Boulez in 1972 for this purpose, the first permanent organization of its type in the world. Since then the Ensemble has toured extensively both in France and abroad, appearing especially at international festivals. Beyond performing they also have teaching and other outreach activities to support young musicians, composers and conductors.

Poppe was a Stipendiat of the Villa Massimo in 1995/96, [1] [ not in citation given ] and won an Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize in 2004. [2]

Villa Massimo award

Villa Massimo, short for Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo, is a German cultural institution in Rome, established in 1910 and located in the Villa Massimo.

Ernst von Siemens Music Prize German music award

The international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize is an annual music prize given by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste on behalf of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, established in 1972. The foundation was established by Ernst von Siemens (1903–1990) and promotes contemporary music. The prize honors a composer, performer, or musicologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the world of music. In addition to the main prize, other prizes are also given. The total prize money given is currently 3.5 million euros, with the winner of the main prize receiving €250,000. The prize is sometimes known as "the Nobel Prize of music".

His opera Arbeit Nahrung Wohnung (Work, Nourishment, Lodging) on a libretto of Marcel Beyer was premiered at the Munich Biennale in 2008. [3]

Marcel Beyer German writer

Marcel Beyer is a German writer.

The Munich Biennale is an opera festival in the city of Munich. The full German name is Internationales Festival für neues Musiktheater, literally: International Festival for New Music Theater. The biennial festival was created in 1988 by Hans Werner Henze and is held in even-numbered years over 2–3 weeks in the late spring. The festival concentrates on world premieres of theater-related contemporary music, with a particular focus on commissioning first operas from young composers.

Since 2008 Poppe has been a member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin, since 2009 of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste and, since 2010, of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste.

Academy of Arts, Berlin national German academic institution for the advancement of the arts

The Academy of Arts is a state arts institution in Berlin, Germany. The task of the Academy is to promote art, as well as to advise and support the states of Germany.

Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste German association

Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in München is an association of renowned personalities in Munich, Bavaria. It was founded by the Free State of Bavaria in 1948, continuing a tradition established in 1808 by the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich.

Works (selection)

Stage works

Works for orchestra

Works for ensemble

Chamber music

Vocal music

Solo music

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  1. List of award winners Archived April 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ., Villa Massimo.
  2. List of past winners of the Composers' Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. Archive notes to 2008 biennale [ permanent dead link ], Munich Biennale.