Nora Fischer is challenging the way we listen to the voice. With her special interest in creative interpretations of classical works, Amsterdam-based singer Nora is renowned for her adventurous performance practice and innovative approach to live performance. Using her voice as a versatile instrument, her repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to the many compositions that have been written for her in the present day. Nora is passionate about new music and has worked closely with many of today’s leading contemporary composers, including Louis Andriessen, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Michel van der Aa and Nico Muhly. During the 2017/18 season, Nora performs in major concert halls across Europe for the ECHO Rising Stars Tour, nominated by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Brussels Bozar. In September 2017 Nora signed with Universal Music; her debut album HUSH was released on Deutsche Grammophon in april 2018.
Nora’s unique approach has taken her around the globe to perform in a wide-range of projects and venues, from the Philharmonie de Paris and Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. to the Lowlands Pop Festival or a mysterious forest at the Oerol Theatre Festival. She regularly takes part in contemporary operas; she worked with Dutch National Opera and Pierre Audi for the world premiere of Andriessen’s Theatre of the World, and gave the New York premiere of JacobTV’s ever-developing reality opera The News. Other recent collaborations also include performances with ensembles such as the L.A. Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and l’Arpeggiata.
Nora regularly performs solo concerts and devises projects involving baroque, classical and contemporary vocal repertoire, ranging from traditional concert programmes to genre-defying collaborations. She also frequently partners with a number of theatre companies in order to explore the intersection between new music and theatre.
Born into a family with a rich musical tradition, Nora trained at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, and holds a Masters in New Audiences and Innovative Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Musicology and Philosophy, completed at the University of Amsterdam in 2009.