Enno Poppe

Enno Poppe was born on December 30, 1969, in Hemer, Germany. He studied conducting and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, among others. Additionally, he studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition at the Technische Universität Berlin and at the ZKM Karlsruhe. As a conductor, Enno Poppe regularly performs with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Ensemble Resonanz. Since 1998 he also is the chief conductor of ensemble mosaik. Enno Poppe taught composition at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, at Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik and at Impuls Akademie (Graz).

Enno Poppe received commissions from Salzburger Festspiele, Ensemble intercontemporain, Berliner Festspiele, Musée du Louvre and festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musikbiennale (München), musica viva (München), Ultraschall (Berlin), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Èclat (Stuttgart) and Wittener Tagen für Neue Kammermusik.

Enno Poppe’s has been performed by, among others, quartets such as Arditti Quartet and Kairos Quartet, conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Susanna Mälkki, Emilio Pomárico and Peter Rundel and orchestras such as SWR Sinfonieorchester, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Among the ensembles that regularly perform his music are Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Resonanz, Klangforum Wien, ensemble mosaik, Ensemble Contrechamps, Musikfabrik, Ensemble 2e2m, SWR Vokalensemble and Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart.

Enno Poppe has already received numerous prizes and awards, including the Boris Blacher Prize 1998, the Förderpreis of the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung 2004, the Förderpreis MusiK of the Akademie der Künste Berlin 2006, the HappyNewEars-Prize of the Hans and Gertrud Zender-Foundation 2011 and the Hans-Werner Henze-Prize 2013. Enno Poppe is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (since 2008), the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste (since 2009) and the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (since 2010).

Enno Poppe beim Beethovenfest