Classical, Opera, Soprano
“…the agile soprano Hila Plitmann brought radiant sound, even during passages of sky-high vocal writing…” – New York Times
Born in Jerusalem, Grammy winner Hila Plitmann received her BM & MM degrees with high honours from the Juilliard School and was awarded the Sony ES Prize for her outstanding contribution to vocal arts. She has worked with many leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Adès and Kurt Mazur, performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic orchestras and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Hila has accumulated an impressive catalogue of recordings, including Hans Zimmer’s Grammy nominated soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code, and Oscar winner John Corigliano’s song-cycle Mr Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Symphony (for which she won a Grammy). Some of her recent discs are Richard Danielpour’s Toward A Season of Peace and Corigliano’s Vocalise, both released to critical acclaim on Naxos.
In constant demand as a singer of new and contemporary music, Hila Plitmann has appeared as a soloist in numerous world premieres, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici’s Dum Dee Tweedle with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels with the LA Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Corigliano’s Mr Tambourine Man with the Minnesota Orchestra and Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby, a song-cycle written for her by Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis.