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Grammy award-winning soprano HILA PLITMANN is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, and the ability to perform challenging new works.
She has worked with many leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Adès, Carl St.Clair, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Kurt Masur, performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, 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 and continues to appear as a soloist in numerous world premieres. Past premieres include Pulitzer Prize-winner David Del Tredici’s Dum Dee Tweedle with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, Frank Zappa’s orchestral staged version of 200 Motels with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Richard Danielpour’s Darkness in the Ancient Valley with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, 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.
Some of her future involvements are the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s opera Becoming Santa Claus, with the Dallas Opera; a recording and world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 7 with the Del Ray String Quartet, for Naxos; and the world premiere of Paola Prestini’s opera Gilgamesh in Boston, as part of the Ouroboros Trilogy Opera Project.