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, the Berlin Academy of Music, at International Summer Courses Darmstadt and at International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Graz).
Enno Poppe received commissions from Salzburg Festival, Ensemble intercontemporain, Berliner Festspiele, Musée du Louvre and festivals such as Donaueschingen Festival, Munich Biennale, musica viva (Munich), Ultraschall (Berlin), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Eclat (Stuttgart) and Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik (Hier bin ich nicht sicher: Witten Days for New Chamber Music).
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 Pomàrico and Peter Rundel and orchestras such as SWR Symphonieorchester, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsches 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.
Scholarships and awards
In 1992, 1995, and 1998 Enno Poppe received a scholarship for composition by the Berlin Senate and in 1994 a music scholarship from the Märkische Kulturkonferenz. In 1998 he won the Boris-Blacher-Preis of the Berlin University of the Arts for his “Gelöschte” Lieder. In 1999 he was invited to the Boswil composers seminar; in 2001 he received a scholarship from the Wilfried-Steinbrenner-Stiftung. In the same year he was awarded the composition prize of the city of Stuttgart for his work Knochen. Enno Poppe also received the Busoni Composition Prize of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin (2002) and scholarships from Akademie Schloss Solitude and Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano. Other awards are the Grant-in-Aid of the Ernst von SiemensMusic Foundation , the Schneider-Schott-Musikpreis (2005), the supporting award of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin (2006) and the Kaske Prize of the Christoph und StephanKaske Foundation (2009), the “Happy New Ears” Prize of the Hans und Gertrud Zender Foundation (2011) and the Hans-Werner-Henze Prize (2013). Enno Poppe is a member of the Academy of the Arts Berlin (since 2008), the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (since 2009) and the The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts (since 2010)
As of April 2018