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.
Scholarships and awards
In 1992, 1995, and 1998 Enno Poppe received a scholarship for composition by the Berlin senat and in 1994 a music scholarship from the Märkische Kulturkonferenz. In 1998 he won the Boris-Blacher-Preis 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-Kompositionspreis of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2002) and scholarships from Akademie Schloss Solitude and Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano. Other awards are the Förderpreis of the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung, the Schneider-Schott-Musikpreis (2005), the supporting award of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2006) and the Christoph- und Stephan-Kaske-Preis (2009). Enno Poppe also received the Kaske prize of the Christoph-und-Stephan-Kaske-Stiftung (2009) the HappyNewEars prize of the Hans¬-und-Gertrud-Zender-Stiftung (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).