Hila Plitmann

Soprano Hila Plitmann is renowned for her light, beautiful voice and astonishing musicianship. She regularly premieres works by leading composers while maintaining a vibrant professional life in film music, musical theatre, and song writing.

In 2009, she won a Grammy for “Best Classical Vocal Performance” for her recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In the role of Exstasis in Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, she received nominations for “Best Actress in a Musical” from the Los Angeles Ovation Awards and The L.A. Ticketholder Awards.

Plitmann’s numerous world premieres include David Del Tredici’s Paul Revere’s Ride, Richard Danielpour’s Darkness in the Ancient Valley, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing, and Aaron Jay Kernis’ song cycle Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby.

Plitmann has worked with leading conductors including Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Esa Pekka Salonen, and has headlined with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and numerous other orchestras and ensembles.

Past seasons’ performance highlights include David Del Tredici’s Final Alice with the Detroit Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin conducting, Thomas Adès’s The Tempest Suite, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and the premiere of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Adès conducting.  Plitmann’s recordings are on the Decca, Telarc, Naxos, Signum, CRI, Reference Recordings and Disney labels.

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