Agnieszka Koprowska-Born, percussion

Agnieszka Koprowska-Born performs regularly with the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, hr-Ensemble for New Music, Ensemble Linea Strasbourg and is a founding member of the ensemble Interface. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous international music festivals for contemporary music such as the Warsaw Autumn, Ultraschall Berlin, Rheinsberg Music Festival, Klangwerktage Hamburg, Klangbienale Frankfurt, Quantensprünge ZKM Karlsruhe, Centro para la diffusion de la Musica Contemporanea Madrid, Klangspuren Schwaz, and the Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt and has worked with noted composers such as Georges Aperghis, Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Michael Levinas, Wolfgang Rihm and conductors Peter Eötvös, Ilan Volkov, Frank Ollu, and Stefan Asbury.

She is a prizewinner in numerous international competitions such as the International Percussion Competition in Brno, International Competition for Contemporary Chamber Music in Krakow (2001 and 2006) and was a semi-finalist at the TROMP Percussion Competition in Eindhoven (2006) and Concours de Geneve (2002). Among her many awards includes a DAAD scholarship (2001), a grant from the Arts Council of Kreissparkasse Limburg (2004), and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “live music now” (2005). In 2008/2009, she was a fellow of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt.

Agnieszka Koprowska-Born completed studies in classical percussion at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. She furthered her studies in masterclasses with Sumire Yoshihara, Keiko Abe, John Beck, Steven Schick, and Christian Dierstein.