Agata Zubel (born in 1978 in Wroclaw, Poland) is an award-winning composer and vocalist. She graduated with honors from the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music where she studied composition with Jan Wichrowski and voice with Danuta Paziuk-Zipser. In 2004 she received her PhD in music. She has performed at prestigious venues and festivals of contemporary music around the world. Her repertoire is broad, ranging from Caccini and Vivaldi to works by Berg, Copland, Schnittke, Schoenberg and Sciarrino as well as contemporary Polish composers. She has received numerous awards for her compositions, including the top award at the 60th UNESCO International Composers Rostrum in May 2013 for Not I, which also received the Polonica Nova prize in 2014. She works with such distinguished ensembles as the Klangforum Wien, the London Sinfonietta, the Seattle Chamber Players and others. She received commissions from Deutsche Welle, the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow and the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, among others.