Born in Wroclaw in 1978, Agata Zubel studied singing and composition in her hometown, and has consequently followed this dual path to this day. As a singer, she performs mainly composers of the 20th and 21st century. Her repertoire includes works by Witold Lutosławski and Henryk Gorecki as well as Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino and Philip Glass. However, Agata Zubel is equally successful as a composer. Her first works created in 1997; in 2007 she composed her String Quartet No. 1 for the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin. This was followed by a multitude by commissions, including Shades of Ice (2011) for the London Sinfonietta, What Is the Word (2012) and Cleopatra’s Songs (2017) for Klangforum Wien, and Double Battery (2016) for the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. Her work Not I for voice, instrumental ensemble and electronics (2010) also won several awards. The same year, Zubel’s one-hour ballet opera Between was premiered at the National Opera in Warsaw.