About Hila Plitmann
"Versatile soprano Hila Plitmann,
possessed of shimmering tone and seemingly effortless breath control, creates an engrossing, deeply human portrait." - Opera News
"Hila Plitmann ... is a composer’s dream. Throughout her enormous range, her singing is precise, expressive and lit with intelligence...
a crystalline beauty." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Grammy Award winning vocalist, songwriter and actress, Hilá Plitmann, is known worldwide for her unique expressive quality, as well as her effortless, glittering voice, and her ability to present challenging works of music with dexterity.
She has performed on many notable albums, and continues to accumulate an impressive catalogue of virtuosic recordings: Hans Zimmer’s Grammy Award nominated soundtrack to The Da Vinci Code; Eric Whitacre’s Good Night Moon with the LSO; Oscar winner John Corigliano’s song-cycle Mr. Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Symphony (for which she won a ‘Best Classical Vocal Performance’ Grammy); Richard Danielpour’s Grammy Award winning recording The Passion of Yeshua, with Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.
Hilá performs with leading orchestras around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Minnesota Orchestra, the Israeli Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra, and has had the pleasure of working with outstanding world-renowned conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, EsaPekka Salonen, Thomas Adès, Carl St. Clair, Giancarlo Guerrero, Robert Spano and JoAnn Falletta.
In constant demand as a singer of new and contemporary music, Ms. Plitmann shines as a soloist in many world premieres, for example: Frank Zappa’s orchestral staged version of 200 Motels with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Emmy Award winner Jeff Beal’s The Paper Lined Shack, with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; the Dallas Opera world premiere of Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus; Yuval Sharon and Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A unique crossover artist, Hila frequently collaborates within the realms of jazz, film, classical and world music. She regularly joins creative forces, performs and records with her new world music group, Renaissance Heart. Hila’s own songs and arrangements can be heard and seen on YouTube and social media platforms.
Her greatest wish is to inspire light, beauty, joy and love in others through her endeavors.
She loves poetry, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, takes endless walks connecting with Nature, and lives with her son and their cat in Los Angeles.
"...radiant and fearless soprano Hila Plitmann—soaring on phrases of mesmerising shape
and character." - Gramophone
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"A glittering jewel on the international music scene, Grammy Award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann is known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, and the ability to perform challenging new works. She has been described by The New York Times as possessing a “radiant sound, even during passages of sky-high vocal writing.” Plitmann regularly premieres works by today’s leading composers while maintaining a vibrant and extraordinarily diverse professional life in film music, musical theater, and song writing. Described as a performer with “tremendous vocal and physical grace,” and “a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty,” Plitmann has appeared as a headliner with numerous ensembles in the U.S. and abroad, such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and she has worked with many of today’s leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Esa Pekka Salonen, Andrew Litton, Giancarlo Guerrero, Steven Sloane, and Carl St. Clair."