About this Artist
Nora Fischer is challenging the way we listen to the voice. The Amsterdam-based singer is renowned for her adventurous approach to live performance and her creative projects fusing classical and contemporary repertoire. This can range from traditional concert programs to genre-defying collaborations – such as her debut album HUSH, which was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 2018, and her work with Yo-Yo Ma’s world-renowned Silkroad.
Using her voice as a versatile instrument, Nora’s repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to the many compositions that have been written for her in the present day. Her “affinity with experimental classical styles and sharp dramatic instincts” (The New York Times) have led to many collaborations with leading contemporary composers, including Osvaldo Golijov, David Lang, and Louis Andriessen. During the 2017/18 season, Nora signed with Universal Music and was nominated by the Concertgebouw to perform in major concert halls across Europe for the ECHO Rising Stars Tour.
Nora’s unique approach has taken her around the globe, from the Philharmonie de Paris and Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Lowlands Pop Festival or a mysterious forest at the Oerol Theater Festival. She has premiered many new operas, most recently working with the Dutch National Opera and Pierre Audi for the world premiere of Andriessen’s Theatre of the World.
In recent and upcoming seasons, Nora has projects at venues/festivals including the Lincoln Center (Mostly Mozart Festival), Barbican, La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, and Lunalia, and she has been invited on three tours with the Silk Road Ensemble, including her Australasian debut. In April 2019, Nora premiered a new Andriessen. In April 2019, Nora premiered a new Andriessen commission with the LA Phil.
Born into a family with a rich musical tradition, Fischer trained at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen and holds a Master’s in New Audiences and Innovative Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.