Agata Zubel was born in Wrozław, Poland, where she studied composition and voice. She currently teaches at the Academy of Music in Wrozław. She has received grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, among others, and has won several (national and international) composition and voice competitions. She has premiered and recorded numerous works by contemporary composers and in 2001 founded the ElettroVoce duo with Cezary Duchnowski. In 2016 three of her commissioned works will be premiered by renowned ensembles (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble intercontemporain, and Seattle Symphony).